Ugo Humbert and Adrian Mannarino were dismissed in the first round of the Eastbourne tournament a few days before the Wimbledon meeting.
The French Ugo Humbert (103rd in the world) and Adrian Mannarino (73rd) were eliminated in the first round of the Eastbourne grass tournament on Tuesday by the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (94th) and the Briton Daniel Evans (33rd).
The two tricolors were victims of extremely realistic opponents on the break points obtained and very solid on their engagement.
Humbert had managed to keep his all the first set and had taken the best in the tie-break 7-2.
But Monteiro then converted the two break points he got, one in each set, without conceding any to win the next two sets 6-3 and 6-4.
Quite the same scenario for Mannarino, except that he was beaten in straight sets, 6-3 6-4.
Evans broke on his second opportunity in the first set and on the first in the second, to lead 5-4, while the French missed the only opportunity he had to come back to 5-5.
There are therefore already no more French people in lice among the men in Eastbourne, while no woman had entered the main draw.
Among the other notable results in the men’s table, the Briton Ryan Peniston, 147th player in the world, an overthrown Holger Rune (29th), quarter-finalist at Roland-Garros.
The 19-year-old Dane, seeded N.8, had won the first set 6-4, but the new darling of British tennis fought to snatch the second set 7-5 on the tie-break before flying over the third act (6-1).
Last week, for his first ATP Tour tournament, at 26, at Queen’s, Peniston offered the Norwegian Casper Ruud, finalist on Parisian clay, in the first round.
Peniston, who was offered a wild card to play Wimbledon next week, was then knocked out in the quarter-finals by eventual finalist, Serbian Filip Krajinovic.
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