Indian Wells 2023: Hubert Hurkacz vs Tommy Paul – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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9th seed Hubert Hurkacz faces 17th seed Tommy Paul in the round of 32 of the 2023 Indian Wells on Monday.

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Hubert Hurkacz in action. (Instagram)

Hubert Hurkacz

The Polish star has been in fine form as of late. He won the title in Open 13 and reached the quarterfinals in the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Hurkacz received a bye into the second round and faced Australian tennis pro, Alexei Popyrin. The world No. 11 made light work of Popyrin, winning the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Hurkacz smashed 9 aces in the match and had a win percentage of 75 on the first serve. Popyrin could not break Hurkacz’s serve throughout the match.

Tommy Paul

The American star has also been in fine form this season. He reached the semifinals in the Australian Open and recently finished runner-up in the Mexican Open.

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INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 13: Tommy Paul of the United States reacts to a tiebreaker point in his win over against Alexander Zverev of Germany during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 13, 2022, in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Paul began his Indian Wells campaign with a comfortable win against German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff. The 25-year-old won the match 6-3, 6-3. He had a win percentage of 66 on the first serve that went up to 86 on the second serve. Paul also fired in 6 aces and converted 4 out of 12 break points.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

Hubert Hurkacz has a 1-0 lead in the head-to-head scoreline. He defeated Tommy Paul 7-5, 7-6 in the round of 32 of the 2021 Paris Masters.

Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz to win in three sets.

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin