Hurkacz beats Korda for Delray Beach ATP title

Miami (AFP) –


Fourth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz claimed the second ATP title of his career Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Sebastian Korda in the final at Delray Beach, Florida.

The 23-year-old from Poland, ranked 35th in the world, needed just 68 minutes to overcome Korda 6-3, 6-3, completing his run to the title without dropping a set.

Korda, 20 and ranked 119th in the world, was playing in his first ATP final, his Delray run highlighted by a quarter-final win over second-seeded fellow American John Isner.

The former junior world number one, son of former Australian Open winner Petr Korda, got off to a hot start, racing to a 3-1 lead.

But Hurkacz won five games in a row to take the first set and broke twice in the second.

Hurkacz sealed the win on his first match point with a lob that dropped just inside the baseline to give him a second title to go with his 2019 Winston-Salem triumph.