Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina knocked 2021 semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz© AFP
Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina knocked 2021 semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz out of Wimbledon on Monday courtesy of the event’s first final-set 10-point tiebreak. World quantity 37 Davidovich Fokina triumphed over the seventh-seeded Pole 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8) in a match interrupted twice by rain.
Hurkacz, who defeated Roger Federer within the quarter-finals final yr, saved three match factors at 5-4 within the third set and one other within the final-set breaker.
Hurkacz served for the match at 5-4 within the decider.
“When the rain got here at 5-5 within the third set, I did not know whether or not to have lunch or take a siesta,” mentioned 2017 junior champion Davidovich Fokina.
“I used to be struggling a little bit bit however I stored enjoying my recreation.”
The Spaniard survived a barrage of 21 aces by Hurkacz and can subsequent face Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.
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