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Denis Shapovalov collapsed against Hubert Hurkacz in the Winston Salem Open 2019 final

Denis Shapovalov collapsed against Hubert Hurkacz in the Winston Salem Open 2019 final

Denis Shapovalov unexpectedly lost to Hubert Hurkacz after 2 sets with 3-6 4-6 in the semi-finals of Winston Salem Open 2019.

After defeating Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals, Denis Shapovalov is considered the No. 1 candidate for the championship in Winston Salem Open 2019.
Shapovalov's opponent in the semi-finals is No. 3 seed Hubert Hurkacz, this is the second time they met - at the previous meeting at Indian Wells, Hurkacz was the winner after three sets.

Entering the match, both Hurkacz and Shapovalov played quite cautiously in the games handed over, to the sixth game Hurkacz suddenly accelerated to break the only break of the set - thereby lowering the score 6-3.

The 2-set scenario is quite similar to the previous one, the two-piece retaliatory is very attractive, going through 8 game competitions and still has no players to gain the advantage in terms of scores.

To the 9th game, Hurkacz once again showed his stubbornness when he broke the second break in this match to win with the score 6-4.

Eventually, Hurkacz defeated Shapovalov in the Winston Salem Open semifinals 2019 after 2 sets with 3-6 4-6 scores, with a total time of 1 hour and 09 minutes.

About 4.10am this morning, August 25 (Asia time), Hurkacz entered the final against his opponent Benoit Paire.

The 22-year-old Polish player continues to have a sublimation match against Paire.

Hurkacz won a set of 6-3, after which he suddenly played the same match and let Paire win the second set with a score of 6-3.

To decide on the set of 3, thanks to the advantage of youthfulness and stubbornness Hurkacz continued to win with a score of 6-3, to crowned champion Winston Salem Open 2019.

Notably, this is Hubert Hurkacz's first ATP title.