Last Updated on June 2, 2023
Hubert Hurkacz, at the age of 26, is rapidly rising as one of Poland’s most accomplished tennis players. His performances on the ATP tour and other notable achievements demonstrate his prowess in the sport.
Born in Wroclaw, Poland on February 11, Hurkacz comes from a family of athletes. His parents, Krzysztof Hurkacz and Zofia Maliszewska-Hurkacz, were both involved in sports. Zofia was a former junior tennis national champion and, together with her husband, initially coached Hubert.
Hurkacz’s sports lineage extends beyond his parents. His grandfather was a national volleyball player representing Poland, and his uncles were professional tennis players.
In 2021, Hurkacz achieved a significant milestone, reaching world No. 9 in singles according to the Association of Tennis Players. This ranking marked him as the highest-ranked Polish player. He’s also an elder brother to Nika, a promising junior tennis player.
Hurkacz’s recent performance in the Madrid Open elevated his doubles ranking to a career-high world No. 36, following his advance to the competition’s semi-finals held in the capital of Spain.
His gameplay is versatile, encompassing a defensive baseline strategy, along with the ability to attack and defend effectively. This approach earned him praise from former top 10 Polish star, Wojciech Fibak. Hurkacz’s 2021 season was remarkable, with a Miami title win against notable competitors.
Throughout his career, the 26-year-old Polish tennis star has worked with a range of coaches and physical trainers. Let’s first explore Hubert Hurkacz’s current coach.
Who Is Hubert Hurkacz Current Coach?
The pair have been working together since 2019. Craig Boynton has also coached tennis players like Mardy Fish, Jim Courier, and John Isner. John Isner is a former US No. while Jim Courier was once world No. 1.
Speaking to Sportkeeda about how he got to coach such a caliber of top players, Craig replied
“I knew that I had a better skill at coaching than I did playing when I was at college in Clemson. Even in those days, I was better at helping my teammates through their issues than sorting through my own issues. I had worked and trained at Saddlebrook in the late 1980s and the early 90s. I was young, I had good legs to run on, and so the pros that would come in always wanted me to hit with them.”
Boynton never really had a blissful career as a player. However, his skills as a coach have seen him coach some top players in the game since he started his coaching career in 1993.
The 2021 season was one of the best for Hubert Hurkacz as he finished in the Quarterfinals of the Wimbledon and won a couple of titles.
Who Was Hubert Hurkacz’s First Coach?
After being coached by his parents, the first coaching Hubert had was from Filip Kanczula. The duo worked together for 6 years from 2010 to 2016. Filip assisted Hubert to the world’s top 30 ranking in the juniors. The pair separated shortly after Hubert became a Pro.
Filip Kanczula is known for working with juniors and developing them to Pro. He also worked on the Pro tour for six years, as well as for the Polish National Junior teams, where he coached a lot of young players at the European Championship.
Following Hurkacz’s remarkable victory over the legendary 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at Wimbledon, a tournament where Federer holds the record for most singles titles, his coach, Kanczula, was profoundly impressed.
“He managed to tap into a source of energy, a potential that I’m not even sure he realized he had. That’s absolutely astounding,” Kanczula commented.
Hubert Hurkacz Past Coaches
Hubert Hurkacz worked with a few coaches after Filip Kanczula. Although his major career achievements came with working with Craig Boynton, his other coaches made some significant contributions to his development.
Alexander Charpantidis and Paweł Stadniczenko
After separating from Filip, Hubert continued his tennis career while working with Alexander Charpantidis and Paweł Stadniczenko. These coaches were also responsible for training former tennis player Michal Przysiezny. Hubert worked with the pair from 2017 to 2018 before they separated.
During this period, he also worked with Przemysław Piotrowicz as his physical trainer.
After a year with Alexander Charpantidis and Paweł Stadniczenko, the player added New Zealand’s Rene Roller to his coaching team. The player won the Challenger in Canberra and broke into the top 100 rankings.
Hubert Hurkacz worked together for one year between 2018 to 2019 before he started working with current coach Craig Boynton. The player’s first tournament with the current coach was the 2019 Indian wells open.
Hubert Hurkacz’s Achievements With Different Coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Hubert Hurkacz under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years Of Cooperation||Titles won|
|Filip Kanczula||2010 – 2016||—|
|Alexander Charpantidis and Paweł Stadniczenko||2017 – 2018||—|
|Rene Roller||2018 – 2019||Challenger 2019|
|Craig Boynton||2019 – till date||2023 Marseille (Indoor/Hard)|
2022 Halle (Outdoor/Grass)
2022 Stuttgart ( w/ Mate Pavic ) (Outdoor/Grass)
2022 ATP Masters 1000 Miami ( w/ John Isner ) (Outdoor/Hard)
2021 Metz (Indoor/Hard)
2021 Metz ( w/ Jan Zielinski ) (Indoor/Hard)
2021 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (Outdoor/Hard)
2021 Delray Beach (Outdoor/Hard)
2020 ATP Masters 1000 Paris ( w/ Felix Auger-Aliassime ) (Indoor/Hard)
2019 Winston-Salem (Outdoor/Hard)