The National Bank Open, formerly Rogers Cup

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Hubert Hurkacz – August 13, 2022 Patrice Lapointe/Tennis Canada

Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! It’s been a very special year at the National Bank Open presented by Rogers as we celebrated the return of our full-scale event. Let’s see what this wonderful last day has in store!

Hurkacz and Carreno Busta: the server vs. the returner

Starting at 4 p.m., tennis fans will be treated to a clash of contrasts in the final of the National Bank Open presented by Rogers, as Hubert Hurkacz (8) of Poland takes on the unseeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain on Centre Court.

The 25-year-old Polish ace is one of the most powerful servers on the Tour. His serves are his bread and butter, and he’s got plenty of power to back them up.

As for the 31-year-old Spaniard, he’s an exceptional returner, an elegant volleyer and a backcourt master who makes very, very few errors.  

While Carreno Busta is the man of the tournament, Hurkacz is the man of the hour.

Their head-to-head is 1-1.

  NAME  HUBERT HURKACZ    PABLO CARRENO BUSTA
COUNTRYPoland  Spain
AGE25  31
PLAYSRight-handed  Right-handed  
HEIGHT1.96 m (6’5”)1.88 m (6’2”)
  2022 RECORD   CAREER RECORD  28-13 (1 title)   112-91 (5 titles)    22-17 (0 titles)   252-201 (6 titles)
HEAD-TO-HEAD1-1  1-1
ATP RANKING   COACH10   Craig Boynton  23   Samuel Lopez Antonio Sanchez De Luna  
   

On his way to the final, Hurkacz locked down wins over Emil Ruusuvuori, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Nick Kyrios and Casper Ruud.

Carreno Busta dismantled Matteo Berrettini, Holger Rune, Jannik Sinner, Jack Draper and Daniel Evans. Without a first-round bye, he had to play one match more than Hurkacz.

After the singles crown is awarded, there’s still more tennis in store for fans in the ultimate showdown of the doubles draw.

Daniel Evans of Great Britain and John Peers of Australia will go head-to-head against third seeds and logical favourites Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Neal Skupski of Great Britain.

It’s your last chance to make the most of the activities and activations on site, so be sure to soak up the festive atmosphere at IGA Stadium. Test your tennis skills and knowledge at our kiosks, stop by our boutiques for the latest tennis gear and grab a bite to eat at one of our many terrasses. For live in-depth analysis of the match, stop by the National Bank stand and pick up a free headset.

Both finals will be broadcast on the giant screens. We hope you enjoy them, no matter where you’re watching from!

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