Tennis – ATP – Eastbourne: Humbert falls from entry against Monteiro

Published on June 21, 2022 at 5:32 p.m. – updated on June 21, 2022 at 5:34 p.m.

Mathieu WARNIER

Ugo Humbert lost as soon as he entered the Eastbourne ATP tournament in three sets against Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro.

The grass season is really not going well for Ugo Humbert. Eliminated from the start in Stuttgart then in the second round in Halle, where he was defending champion, and left the World Top 100 on Monday, the Habs suffered a new disappointment this Tuesday in Eastbourne. The Messin was, in fact, inclined as soon as he entered the running at Eastbourne against Thiago Monteiro, from qualifying. A meeting that worked with two untouchable players serving for ten games. It was then that the Brazilian got and missed a break point then dismissed one the next game, which would have allowed Ugo Humbert to win this first set. The decisive game saw the Frenchman take the first five points to fly away without ever being caught.

Monteiro untouchable in service

However, Thiago Monteiro reacted from the start of the second round, taking the service of Ugo Humbert on his first set point. The 94th player in the world then held his service games before shaking a little when concluding. Indeed, after missing a first set point, the Brazilian had to dismiss a break point but the second opportunity to equalize at one set everywhere was good. The third set started like the second, with Thiago Monteiro close to Ugo Humbert’s serve in his first engagement. Not being worried about his serve, the 94th in the world was patient to put an end to the debate on his second match point (6-7, 6-3, 6-4 in 2h22 ‘). Thiago Monteiro will find for a place in the quarterfinals the seeded number 3 of the tournament, the American Taylor Fritz.

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