Last Updated on December 26, 2021
Hubert Hurkacz recently lost to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open and missed an opportunity to win the Sunshine Double. The Sunshine Double is two Masters Series tournaments, one held in Miami and one in Indian Wells. This year Hurkacz sensationally won in Miami by beating Jannik Sinner in the final in two sets. The Pole was unable to win the Indian Wells but he is having a good season. He has three ATP trophies to his credit: Delray Beach, Miami, Metz.
A lot is known about his career, but less about his private life. Hubert Hurkacz is constantly supported by his family. What do we know about the closest of the Wroclaw player?
Who are his parents Krzysztof and Zofia?
The tennis player’s father is Krzysztof Hurkacz. He also loves sports. Before Hubert Hurkacz was born, his father played water ball. With time, he also infected his son with love for the pool. “Hubert attended classes at the pool, he wasn’t even that bad, but he couldn’t play water ball, because the section in Wroclaw ceased to exist. It’s a sport that pleases those who play it, but can be boring for the audience. When Hubert was already in the world, basketball and tennis were more interesting for me, too. Three-year-old kids usually imitate their parents at that point. Other sports were a suggestion, e.g. gymnastics, and they became a perfect complement to the activities on the court”. – He said in an interview with “Rzeczpospolita“.
In turn, Hubert Hurkacz’s mother’s name is Zofia. She introduced her son to the world of tennis. She herself is a Polish championships medalist. The tennis player in an interview with Dariusz Dobek for Onet said some time ago that it was his mother who took him to the first training. – My mom played tennis, she taught my dad a little bit, and at that time, when I was 3-4 years old, I was bouncing a ball over a fence. And then I was signed up for classes,” he claimed.
Interestingly, Hubert Hurkacz’s uncles also played tennis, while his grandfather played volleyball. “Uncle Tomek represented Poland in the Davis Cup tournament. I think they both played at a good level, but their careers didn’t turn out the way they wanted” – recalled the tennis player in an interview for Polsat Sport.
Hubert Hurkacz’s parents supported him from the very beginning. It turns out that it was not easy for him to decide whether he would rather play basketball or tennis. “One of Hubert’s first coaches, Czech, urged him to compete a lot in Poland and the Czech Republic, even at the expense of training. So we started organizing his and my life in weekly cycles and that’s how it naturally went. To play basketball, in which he was also good, or tennis – this was Hubert’s dilemma for some time, but the coaching staff of the basketball team set conditions, and we had to choose. This choice was also natural, without deliberations at the table, just basketball was out”. – said in an interview with “Rzeczpospolita” his father.
Krzysztof Hurkacz praised his son. “Hubert can achieve his goals, but he doesn’t define them sharply. And he likes to have fun with what he does. The goal doesn’t limit him, and I think that’s the answer.” – he said. He also responded to those who think his son is “too polite for modern tennis.” “He is a fighter to the last drop of blood. You don’t see that because he doesn’t have the need to get his emotions out like others do, but if you play one-on-one basketball with him, he never lets go, I know what I’m saying because I’ve done it more than once,” – he said.
Who is Hubert Hurkacz’s sister?
Hubert Hurkacz also has a younger sister, Nika, who strongly supports him. She, just like her brother, fell in love with playing tennis. Her father says the girl has potential. “Like Hubert, she is strongly active. We absolutely don’t want to direct or pressure her, but she has a lot of ambition and peeps her brother. However, she will definitely do everything her own way”. – He told “Super Express“. In August 2020, as reported by “Dziennik Łódzki“, Nika Hurkacz paired with Oliwia Jędrzejak even won the MKT tournament in Łódź.