In the final match of the Shanghai Masters, Hubert Hurkacz defeated Andrey Rublev after coming back from a match point deficit to win.
Hurkacz overcame a deficit of 6-5 in the decisive tie-break to defeat the Russian player who was ranked fifth in the competition with a score of 6-3 3-6 7-6 (8-6).
Both players were competing for a chance to win their second Masters 1,000 championship, but it was the world number 17 Hurkacz who emerged victorious in a hard-hitting match.
The Pole, who is now 26, amassed 21 aces on his way to capturing his first title at this level since he took first place in Miami in 2021.
Rublev, who is 25 years old, has never been defeated in a set on his way to the final but was unable to prevent Hurkacz from achieving his eighth victory in eight finals on the ATP Tour.
The seventh-ranked player in the world still has a good chance of making it to the ATP Finals in Turin in November. He is currently in fifth place in the ‘Race to Turin’ rankings, while Hurkacz has moved up to 11th. Hurkacz is 335 points behind Dane Holger Rune, who is currently in eighth place and the final qualifying spot.