It’s a huge blow. It is in any case one of the most beautiful of his young career. From the top of his 22 years, Ugo Humbert eliminated, this Monday in Hamburg, the No. 1 seed of the tournament: Daniil Medvedev. Author of a very solid match, the French won the lead in two sets (6-4, 6-3) to pocket his qualification in the second round. A great performance against the 5th in the world. It will be a landmark.
“I am very happy“, reacted on the court the original Messin, who had just managed a shot in Rome by beating the Italian Fabio Fognini. So far, Humbert had never beaten a member of the top 10 (two defeats against For Medvedev, it was the first game since his US Open semi-final loss to future winner Dominic Thiem. Russe missed his preparation for Roland Garros.
Rome and Hamburg are the two clay court tournaments ahead of Roland Garros, which starts on Sunday. Enough to make Ugo Humbert the fittest, unlike Gaël Monfils, beaten by German guest Yannick Hanfmann. The Frenchman will meet in the second round the Czech Jan Vesely, who eliminated the Frenchman Gilles Simon on Monday.