6th July, 2021
By Bayo Onanuga
Polish No.1 player Hubert Hurkacz shocked World No.2 Daniil Medvedev in their rain-delayed 4th round, prevailing 2-6 7-6 3-6 6-3 6-3.
Hurkacz, seeded 14th, was trailing Medvedev one set to two, but leading 4-3 in the fourth set when the match was postponed because of rain.
When they resumed today, the Polish player broke the Russian to go 5-3 and and served next to take the set to level up.
He went on to clinch the decisive final set 6-3.
The victory made Hurkacz further beat his own Grand Slam record of 2nd Round.
After reaching a record 4th Round, he has now reached his first quarter-finals.
His previous record as a Polish player was his winning of an ATP Masters 1000 singles title in Miami this year.
Hurkacz will next meet Roger Federer on Wednesday for a place in the semi-final.