The Greatest Thing? For Hurkacz, Facing Idol Federer On Big Stage

Watching Roger Federer is Hubert Hurkacz’s first memory of professional tennis. “He’s just playing different,” he says. “The way he plays, hits the ball. That’s very special. For sure he’s inspiring to me.” On Friday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, when the 22-year-old Pole steps on one of the biggest stages in tennis for his first ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final, he will face off against his idol, Federer. This time, the Swiss won’t be...

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2 months ago, ATP World Tour

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