Wimbledon 2021: Hubert Hurkcaz knocks out Daniil Medvedev in fourth round to reach his first Grand Slam quarters

Hubert Hurkcaz committed a major upset as he knocked out second seed Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6 in the recommenced match on day 8 of the Wimbledon championship to advance to the Grand Slam quarter-finals for the first time.


The clash between Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz was temporarily suspended due to rain on the seventh day where Russia’s Medvedev was dominating 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 3-4 on Court 2. The two were back to resume their fourth-round interrupted match on day eight where Poland’s Hurkacz won 50 points at the net as well as 10 while he played serve and volley.

With this victory against Medvedev, the current Polish number one achieved the position of the fourth player of men’s singles from Poland who advanced to the last eight at the All England Club following Jerzy Janowicz who reached the semifinals and Lucasz Kubot (quarterfinals) in 2013 and Wojtek Fibak had reached the quarterfinals in 1980.

Hurkacz will next face twenty times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, who on Monday became the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since 1968 defeating Italian Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2.

Federer was asked about the suspension of the match on day seven between the Russian and the Polish due to rain and he responded: “It’s not fair for anyone. I have been in such conditions before but these guys are young and they will recover.”