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The two face each other for the third time in just over two months - round 2 in Cincinnati and the quarter-finals of the Moselle Open in Metz, with Hurkacz winning 7-6(7-4), 6-3 on both occasions.

24 year old world No. 10 Hurkacz went on to lift the title in Metz defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets thereby overturning his defeat by the latter in round 3 in Cincinnati.  His next tournament was San Diego where he went out in round 2 to Aslan Karatsev in three despite winning the first 7-5.  At Indian Wells he reached the quarter-finals before losing to Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-2).

The match is scheduled for today not before 5:30 pm local time, 4:30 pm BST.





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Andy has won this tournament twice, in 2014 and 2016, defeating David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga respectively.

Over the years the Vienna Open, currently sponsored by Erste Bank, has emerged as one of the premier events in the back half of the tennis calendar. It usually draws strong fields of players as an ATP 500 event and this year is no exception with the field being headlined by Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, along with Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner.   Other British players are Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans.

The draw will take place today at 12 pm local time, 11 am BST.




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This is the third meeting between these two, their last one being at Winston-Salem with Tiafoe winning 7-6(7-4), 6-3.  Andy though won their previous encounter at the Western & Southern Open last year 7-6(8-6), 3-6, 6-1.

At the US Open Tiafoe reached the fourth round for a second consecutive year after defeating 5th seed Andrey Rublev in a five-set match, becoming the first American man to reach the second week at the US Open in consecutive years since Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish in 2011–12.  He then lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in four.  In Indian Wells he defeated Benoit Paire and Sebasian Korda before losing to Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets.  His up to date ranking is No.68.

CORRECTION  - The match is scheduled for today not before 5:30 pm BST.   I forgot...
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Andy, who won the title here in 2019, has been drawn to play against Francis Tiafoe in round 1 with the prospect of the No.2 seed Diego Schwartzman in round 2, while the 6th seed Alex de Minaur could await in round 3.
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His first match is scheduled for Tuesday at a time TBD.

The tournament is being shown on Amazon Prime.

Full draw - https://www.atptour.com/en/scores/current/antwerp/7485/draws


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This will be the third meeting between these two players, the first being at the 2016 Australian Open and the second at the Cincinnati Masters last year (held in New York) with Andy winning former in straight sets and the latter in three sets.  The third though wasn't without it's drama as Andy moved 4-1 ahead, only to lose the next four games in a row.  However Zverev was unable to serve out the match from 5-4 up as he threw in three double faults in an error-strewn game.  Andy then held to lead 6-5 before sealing victory with a forehand down the line followed by a service return into the corner.

Zverev, who in round two overcame the talented 20-year-old home hope Jenson Brooksby 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, has enjoyed a stellar year despite ongoing off-court distractions, winning titles in...
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18 year old world No. 38 Carlos Alcaraz, who entered the top 100 in May this year as the youngest player in it, is making his debut here following on a run to the quarter-finals of the US Open by defeating Cameron Norrie, Arthur Rinderknech, Stefanos Tsitsipas (in a fifth set tiebreak) and Peter Gojowczyk, before being forced to retire from his match against Felix Auger-Aliassime at 6-3, 3-1 down due to a thigh injury.  Although he was accused by some at the time of giving up because he was losing, it was subsequently revealed that he had three separate muscle tears for which he said “I have to rest for a few weeks and recover in order to reach Indian Wells with the best level.”  Just how far he has recovered and what that level is remains to be seen, particularly as he's bound to be a bit...
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