The coronavirus may have sidelined the ATP and WTA tours from March to August, but thanks to various pandemic-safe exhibition events, the world still witnessed impressive tennis. Though no rankings points were awarded, the competition was intense and the shotmaking was superb.
Which brings us to an interesting question that surfaced during the shutdown. Does Hubert Hurkacz have the best tweener in tennis? He certainly made a compelling case at both the UTR Pro Series and the Altec/Styslinger Exhibition, where he delivered not one, but two shot-of-the-year candidates.
In his short career, the 23-year-old has demonstrated not just comfortability when hitting the tweener, but extreme confidence. If that video doesn’t quite do it for you, here’s the young Pole executing a picture-perfect tweener lob in Zhuhai against Alex Bolt.
It’s not just tweeners for Hurkacz, either. Here he is against Taylor Fritz with two volley-of-the-year candidates in the same point.
If he’s not the best trick-shot maker on tour right now, he’s certainly well on his way.