Hubert Hurkacz was extremely proud of Poland after they sealed a semifinal spot at the ATP Cup.
Hurkacz delivered for Poland on Wednesday as he routinely beat Diego Schwartzman 6-1 6-4.
Hurkacz’s win over Schwartzman sealed victory for Poland over Argentina as Kamil Majchrzak beat Federico Delbonis in the opening match of the tie.
“So happy for our team, for Team Poland. We’re in the semis, so super proud of that achievement,” Hurkacz said, per the ATP Cup website. “We’re a great team. We have great team spirit. We support each other. I think the atmosphere that we bring helps us play better.”
Hurkacz didn’t expect to have an easy job against Schwartzman
“He fights for every ball. I had a couple of chances, but he was playing pretty solid points during that break points,” Hurkacz said. “You knew you have to put up something, you have to play a great shot to beat him.”
World No. 117 Majchrzak has won all three of his matches played at the ATP Cup.
“Super proud of Kamil. That’s the biggest win in his career. It’s great in the beginning of the year. He for sure did an amazing preseason and super proud of him,” Hurkacz said. “The way he competed today, the way he was resilient, even though he was a break up, then he got broken back. But he still kept being positive and fighting.”
Majchrzak overcame Delbonis in straight sets 6-3 7-6 (3).
“It was very difficult. Everyone could see it. I was twice a break up in the second set and I couldn’t close the match,” Majchrzak said. “It was very connected with the emotions and with the big fight of Federico. It was a very difficult game from the beginning until the end. It was a very intense match and I’m very happy that at the end I managed to win the last point.”