Fourth-seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland captured the second ATP Tour title of his career on Wednesday, dowining American Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-3 to win the Delray Beach Open.
“I was trying to focus on things that I should do and to stay aggressive, because Sebastian is never going to hand me the match,” said Hurkacz. “Sometimes it’s even tougher when your opponent is not feeling 100 percent well. He’s trying to focus on what he can do, and he can serve big and hit big shots from the baseline. So it was crucial for me to stay aggressive and get an advantage there.”
Hurkacz saved the only break point he faced, and converted on four of his five break attempts to win the match in one hour and 11 minutes. After falling behind 1-3 in the opening set, Hurkacz never looked back.
It’s Hurkacz second career title, following up his win at the Winston-Salem Open in 2019. He ran through the Delray Beach field without dropping a set.
“It feels great,” he added. “It’s the beginning of the season and I still need to work on a couple of things, but I hope I can play even better in Australia.”
For Korda, the loss ends the best tour-level tournament of his career as he reached a championship match for the first time.
“It’s always a step in the right direction and I always take the positives out of things and I’ll have no problem dealing with this,” said Korda. “For me it’s only a big plus. I’m going to go back, I’m going to go work hard and just trust my tennis and keep doing the things that I’m doing.”