Nick Kyrgios’ fantastic run has finally come to an end. The Australian played his tenth singles match in the last ten days, but in the end he finally lost. After winning the tournament in Washington and storming into the Masters in Montreal, Nick finally found his master in the person of Hubert Hurkach. It was the Pole who broke the Australian star in the quarterfinals in Canada after winning 7:6(4), 6:7(6) and 6:1.
The two played a really contested match, in which a tiebreak was reached in the first set. He went to the expense of Hurkach, who led in the result after 7:6(4). The development in the second part was similar, and this time the tiebreak was for Kyrgios. In the decisive part of the set, luck winked at Kyrgios, who led 4:2 after a shot that hooked into the net twice and helped him level the sets – 1:1. After that, however, things completely turned around and Nick managed to win only one game in the third set, in which Hurkach was more than convincing and after 6:1 he deservedly qualified for the semi-finals.
His opponent there will be Kasper Ruud. Norway’s top tennis player showed no mercy whatsoever against local star Felix Auger-Aliassime. The Canadian hit 10 aces to just 4 for his opponent, but that in no way stopped Ruud from giving his opponent just three games in the match. The first part ended with 6:1, and the second – 6:2.
The Scandinavian was extremely solid on his first serve, winning 74% of his first serve points, and also had five breaks in the match to just one for his Canadian opponent.
So the first semi-final in Montreal is clear – Hurkach vs. Ruud.