On Friday, October 28, the fifth seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland will play the unseeded Borna Coric of Croatia in the 2022 Vienna Open quarterfinal.
Hubert Hurkacz defeated a determined foe to maintain his chances of winning the competition. The second round saw the Pole play out another three-setter, overcoming Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and 19 minutes to advance to the quarterfinals. In the first round, the Pole took two hours and 23 minutes to fend off the in-form Frances Tiafoe. Hurkacz’s victory on Thursday was his 40th of the year. The world no. 11 has advanced to the quarterfinals in Metz, Astana, and Antwerp, where she will play for the fourth time in a row.
Borna Coric overcame a set down to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second time this year and third time overall. In a completed match, the Greek has never defeated the Croatian, and the trend continued as Coric displayed grit in a two hours and 44 minute struggle. In the match, which required a third set tiebreak to decide, Coric converted half of the six break points he possessed while saving nine of the twelve that he faced. And the outcome of the game was decided by a single minibreak. Coric won that minibreak after taking a 3-2 lead and then holding his composure to serve for a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) triumph.
Hurkacz vs Coric Match Details
Tournament: Vienna Open
Date: October 28, 2022
Venue: Viena, Austria
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: €2,349,180
Hurkacz vs Coric Head-to-Head Record
In their first two meetings, they split the spoils. Hurkacz triumphed on hard in the ATP Cup in 2020, while Coric triumphed on clay in Monte-Carlo in 2019.
Hurkacz vs Coric Prediction
Both players have won consecutive three-set matches, and one more is anticipated on Friday. It will be close, but given Hurkacz’s recent indoor court consistency, he might defeat the Croatian.
Prediction: Hurkacz to win in 3
Hurkacz Last three performances
- Vienna Open: Second round- b. Rusuvuori 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
- Vienna Open: First round- b. Tiafoe 7-6(9), 3-6, 6-3
- European Open: Quarterfinal- l. Thiem 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-7(4)
Coric Last three performances
- Vienna Open: Second round- b. Tsitsipas 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4)
- Vienna Open: First round- b. Halys 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
- Gijon Open: Quarterfinal- l. Shapovalov 4-6, 3-6
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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