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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 36-28, 36-32 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    27 % Hurkacz – 20 of 73
    23 % Rublev – 14 of 59

    Night session match, windy conditions and only for the second time in history a Pole in the Masters 1K semifinal, and like the previous time (Paris ’12) a straight set win for him. It was the second match between these two (Hurkacz won in Rome ’20 in three sets), and similarly to their first meeting, Hurkacz [31] managed to neutralise very aggressive baseline game of the Russian [7]. Apart from the clinching games in both sets, it was a straightforward win for the Pole. He was 0/30 serving at 5:3 in the opener, and saved three break points in the last game of the match (one of them with a great backhand down the line). “It means a lot, especially after winning a title at the beginning of the year, I had a couple of rough matches,” Hurkacz said in his on-court interview. “So I’m so happy that I came over and I was still trying to improve my game and trying to be a better player. This is really huge for me.”

    Serve and volley: Hurkacz 0, Rublev 1/1

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