Ugo Humbert saw the defense of his title acquired last year in Halle come to an end in the round of 16, with a defeat in two sets against Hubert Hurkacz, seeded number 5.
Ugo Humbert will not repeat the feat this year. Sacred in Halle last season, the French stopped in the round of 16 after losing in two sets against Hubert Hurkacz.
A meeting that the 50th player in the world got off to a good start. After saving a break point in the third game, Ugo Humbert took the service of the Pole to lead three games to one. However, the world number 12 immediately fought back to come back up to par. From there, the two players neutralized each other even though each had two opportunities to take the service of the other. Two occasions which were even two first innings for the Habs and which he was able to bite his fingers very quickly.
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Humbert ended up giving in
After leading four points to two in the decisive game, winning a rally on the opposing serve, Ugo Humbert came under pressure from his opponent. Pocketing five of the last six points disputed, Hubert Hurkacz was able to lead the race in this meeting. The start of the second set saw both players hold their serves. However, the first alert was for the Pole, who had a break point to save in the fifth game. weakness. On his second opportunity, the 12th player in the world took the service of the French then, in stride, put an end to the meeting (7-6, 6-3 in 1h47 ‘). Mackenzie McDonald or Félix Auger-Aliassime, seeded number 5, will be on the way to Hubert Hurkacz for a place in the last four on the German turf.
This setback had serious consequences for Humbert, who suddenly lost almost half of his 1009 ATP points. While he was 50th in the world and n°2 in France at the start of the week, the Messin will leave the Top 100 during the next update of the ranking. Humbert entered the Top 100 at the end of 2018, and managed to climb to 25th in the world in June 2021.
HURKACZ EXITS HUMBERT 🇨🇵 ❌️
The title holder is out, beaten in 8th by the world n°12 7-6, 6-3 in Halle 💥
So it’s official, Ugo Humbert will lose +50 places and leave the TOP 100 he joined 3 ½ years ago 😳 pic.twitter.com/vaF6KG3zED
— Universe Tennis 🎾 (@UniversTennis) June 15, 2022
#Disaster #Humbert #ejected #Top