It’s widely assumed that tennis players competing at the highest level can pretty much do anything with a racquet in their hands. The eye-hand coordination has to be off the charts, especially when they’re facing balls coming at them at dozens of miles per hour.
Slow things down and give them a target, and surely they can hit a ball right on the mark. Just ask Hubert Hurkacz, who recently did his part in Dubai to prove that notion right—after a few attempts.
Poland’s top player took part in the tournament’s “Pond Challenge,” where he had to hit balls into inflatable targets out on the water. After a couple of misses, Hurkacz smoothly nailed his next attempt.