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Moselle Open 2021: Andy Murray beaten by top seed Hubert Hurkacz in Metz

Posted On: 19 Oct 2021   |   Posted By: The Sport Review

After a heavy-weight six or so weeks on the hot, hard courts of North America, taking in two Masters and the US Open, the first week of autumn heralds a long indoor swing that heads finally to Turin and the ATP Finals.
In these out-of-kilter times, the entire Asian swing has been cancelled, and that has left space for the Indian Wells Masters to shoe-horn itself into the autumn calendar, though its move from March to October forces a tough transition for those who have headed back across the Atlantic for the indoor season.
And the first of that swing, in Metz, France, has drawn a strong field to the ATP250 tournament, with all eight seeds ranked 35 or over. Indeed top seed Hubert Hurkacz, at No13, missed out on the Laver Cup line-up by one place: in Boston, all six of the Europe squad are ranked in the top 10, with Nos 11 and 12 headlining for Rest of World.
Into the Metz mix, too, is one Andy Murray, ranked 113, and playing with a wild card as he continues to work his way back to fitness from major hip...

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