Hubert Hurkacz vs. Liam Broady: Head-to-Head Analysis & Olympic Predictions for 2021.
Fixture: (7) Hubert Hurkacz [POL] vs Liam Broady [GBR]
Date: 27 July 2021
Tournament: Olympics 2021
Round: Second Round (Round of 32)
Venue: Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan
Category: Olympic Games
Surface: Outdoor hard
Live telecast: USA – NBC & Peacock TV | UK – BBC TV | India – Sony Liv
Liam Broady vs. Hubert Hurkacz
Hubert Hurkacz, a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in 2021, will face Liam Broady of Great Britain on Tuesday in the second round of the Tokyo Olympics.
Presently, the Pole is having a really Successful Year.
Hurkacz won his first Masters 1000 tournament in Miami, beating out the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, and Jannik Sinner on his way to the victory.
Hurkacz then achieved his highest Grand Slam achievement by reaching the Wimbledon semifinals, where he was ultimately defeated by eventual winner Roger Federer and second-seeded Daniil Medvedev.
The 24 year old took that success to Tokyo. With his first-round demolition of Australian Luke Saville, he advanced to face Broady in the round of 16.
Meanwhile, Broady has had a below-Average Season.
The 27-year-old has a 3-5 record this year and has been eliminated in the third round or earlier from every tournament he has entered.
After a number of players withdrew from the tournament, the British player, who has only ever played 22 main draw matches, will be competing for his country in Tokyo.
He advanced to the second round with a three-set victory over Argentine Francisco Cerundolo and will be gunning for a major shock on Tuesday.
Contrast between Hubert Hurkacz and Liam Broady
Hubert Hurkacz and Liam Broady will be meeting for the first time in their second round match in Tokyo; thus, the head-to-head record between the two is blank.
Prediction for Hubert Hurkacz vs. Liam Broady
The odds are extremely in favour of Hubert Hurkacz winning this matchup. The Pole has made tremendous improvement this year and hopes to keep it up in Tokyo.
Hurkacz possesses an effective ground-stroke based game from the baseline. The 24-year-old has a powerful serve that wins him plenty of free points and is fairly mobile for his height.
To put the Pole on the defensive, Liam Broady will need to come out swinging with his own serve and forehand. The Pole’s stronger wing is his backhand, therefore he should likewise aim to avoid hitting to that side.
However, Hurkacz is on fire as of late and shouldn’t have too much trouble with the British opponent.
Liam Broady of Great Britain advances to the Olympic Quarterfinals with his most Decisive Victory to date.
Team Great Britain’s final singles player, Liam Broady, advanced to the third round with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, the world’s No. 12 in the rankings.
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury, competing in their first event as a pair, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory over Kevin Krawietz and Tim Putz of Germany on a strong day for the surviving British competitors.
Finally, on Friday, after many delays and cancellations, Broady received word that he would be leaving for Tokyo.
The 27-year-old had little reason to expect to be called an Olympian on his own after his rating was so much below the entry list cut-off at the June deadline, but he has made the most of the opportunity with two outstanding wins.