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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 20-28, 31-18, 25-22 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    29 % Carreno – 20 of 68
    40 % Hurkacz – 31 of 76

    At the age of 31, Carreno [23] has claimed his biggest title, as an unseeded player. It was unexpected, especially that he loses dramatic matches very often in the past 15 months, but given his tennis résumé this success is understandable (Carreno is a two-time US Open semifinalist & Olympic bronze medalist – all on hardcourts where he grew up, not on clay like majority of Spanish players). There were two crucial moments in the final: first occurred as Hurkacz [10] was serving at 0:1 in the 2nd set – in the first two sets his serve was working perfectly, but in that game completely deserted him – double fault, then he missed three times his first serve and forehand errors gave the Spaniard a hope; another vital moment when Carreno led *3:2 in the decider – he furiously chased a lob in the first point of the game, played a moon-lob behind his back, and Hurkacz – instead of finishing the point in the air – waited for the bounce, lost the point after a net exchange and threw his racquet in anger – that point distracted him, never recovered mentally after it. He was on his way to become the first player to win all matches en route to the Masters 1K title in three-setters. Just like before the deciding set of his semifinal vs Ruud, Hurkacz took a toilet break (it lasted 8 minutes). “It’s an amazing feeling to be a Masters 1000 winner,” Carreno Busta said. “It’s the best title of my career for sure and I don’t know how I’m feeling in this moment. I know that during all the week we worked very hard, also the weeks before. It’s very important to be very positive all the time. It’s not my best season this year. I lost some matches that probably other seasons I didn’t lose, but I just tried to continue believing in my team, in myself and in my game.” Hurkacz’s first ATP final lost, spoiling his ideal 5-0 record (5-4 in the finals at lower levels).

    Carreno’s route to his 7th title:
    1 Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2
    2 Holger Rune 6-0, 6-3
    3 Jannik Sinner 6-2, 6-4
    Q Jack Draper 7-6(4), 6-1
    S Daniel Evans 7-5, 6-7(7), 6-2
    W Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

    Serve & volley: Carreno 0, Hurkacz 1/2
  2. Voo de Mar says:
    Three top players didn’t participate in the event: Djokovic (lack of vaccination), Nadal & Zverev (injuries)

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