Last Updated on June 14, 2022
Hubert Hurkacz is a Professional tennis player who started his senior career in 2015. He was born on the 11th of February in Wroclaw, Poland. Hurkacz was born to a family of athletes.
The star was born to Krzysztof Hurkacz and Zofia Maliszewska-Hurkacz. Zofia was a former national champion in junior tennis and along with her husband was the first coach of Hubert.
Hubert’s grandfather was a volleyball player who represented Poland, and both his uncles were also professional tennis players.
The player was ranked as World’s No. 9 in singles by the Association of Tennis Players in 2021. This feat made him the highest-ranked Polish player. Hubert is also the elder brother of Nika, who is a junior tennis player.
The player’s exploits in the recently concluded Madrid Open took his ranking in the doubles to a career-high of No. 36 in the world. This was after Hubert reached the semi-finals of the competition in Spain’s capital.
Hubert’s style of play covers a defensive baseline play and he can attack, accelerate and defend. His style also earned him credits from former Top 10 Polish star Wojciech Fibak. The player’s 2021 season saw him bag a title in Miami with defeats against some decent players in the game.
The 25-year-old Polish star has worked with different coaches and physical trainers over the years. But firstly, let us look at Hubert Hurkacz’s current coach.
Hubert Hurkacz’s current coach is Craig Boynton
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.
Craig Boyton has helped Hubert Hurkacz to 4 ATP titles so far. These titles include the 2019 Winston Salem Open, the Delray Beach Open, Metz in 2021, and the 2021 Miami masters.
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.
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.
|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||Winston-Salem 2019, Metz, ATP Masters 1000 Miami,Delray Beach 2021.|