Nineteenth seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland will face the Netherlands’ Botic Van de Zandschulp in the first round of the 2021 French Open on Sunday, May 30. Get the live streaming options of this Hubert Hurkacz v Botic Van de Zandschulp match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Hubert Hurkacz v Botic Van de Zandschulp Head to Head
The two have never played against each other before.
Hurkacz Has Two Titles in 2021
It’s been a great season for Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, who has won two titles this year, including his first Masters 1000 in Miami.
Ranked 20th in the world, Hurkacz was 14-5 on the hard courts this year but comes to Paris with a 1-3 record on clay. This will be the fourth time that he will feature in the French Open, but he doesn’t have an impressive record at the Paris major, having won just one match, against Tennys Sandgren on his debut in 2018.
He was knocked out in the second round by Marin Cilic and since then he made back-to-back first-round exits, falling to Novak Djokovic in 2019 and to Sandgren in a five-set thriller last year.
The 24-year-old Polish player, who is 9-17 overall on clay, began the year by winning the title at Delray Beach. Having not dropped a set in the entire tournament, Hurkacz defeated Sebastian Korda in the final to lift his second ATP title, adding to the Winston-Salem title he won in 2019.
Hurkacz then reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne-1, before making a shock first-round exit from the Australian Open after losing a five-setter to Mikael Ymer.
The defeat was followed by quiet outings in Montpellier, Rotterdam and Dubai before he headed to the Miami Open with little expectations of making a deep run.
However, Hurkacz brought his A-game to the ATP 1000 event and knocked out Dennis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner in the final to win his maiden Masters title.
On clay, Hurkacz beat Thomas Fabbiano in the first round in Monte Carlo, since then he is on a three-match losing skid. He went down to Dan Evans in the second round in Monte Carlo, lost to John Millman in the Round of 64 in Madrid and withdrew against Lorenzo Musetti in Rome, while trailing 4-6, 0-2. He will hoping to at least get through the first obstacle in Paris and then build from there.
Van de Zandschulp Qualifies for His Second Grand Slam
World No. 154 Botic van de Zandschulp, of the Netherlands, qualified for his second major after he knocked out Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko 6-1, 6-2 in the third qualifying round on Thursday.
The Dutch, who had qualified for his maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open earlier this year, had rebounded from a set down to defeat Leonardo Mayer in the first qualifying round on Monday. The 2-6, 76, 6-3 win was followed by a 6-3, 6-2 win over France’s Manuel Guinard in the second qualifying round on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old right-hander is 3-3 overall this year. He began the season by reaching the quarterfinals in Melbourne-1 by winning the first three rounds before going down to Karen Khachanov.
He qualified for the Australian Open, but was humbled by Carlos Alcaraz in the opening round. He also lost in the first rounds in Rotterdam and Estoril.
Hubert Hurkacz v Botic Van de Zandschulp Prediction and Tip
Although he doesn’t have a great clay record, the 19th seed Hurkacz will still be the favourite to win against the much-lower ranked opponent. Expect the Pole to sail into the next round.