Ugo Humbert Entrance Waterfall at Eastbourne

It is definitely a very bad period for the Frenchman Ugo Humbert. Catapulted from 50th to 103rd place in the world at the start of the week, the Messin, who nevertheless appreciates the grass, was dominated Tuesday in three sets (6-7 [2]6-3, 6-4) by a Brazilian, Thiago Monteiro (94th), landed in Eastbourne qualifying from the Parma Challenger on clay!

Despite a solid first set, concluded with a big tie-break, behind an 87% effective first ball, the Frenchman dropped his entry service in the second and third sets, not even offering himself any break point in the final round.

With a fifteenth defeat in twenty matches since the start of the year, Humbert is clearly in doubt and cannot get out of the hole he fell into behind the Tokyo Olympics and a Covid vaccine treatment that left heavy traces in his body and his head. The Messin will not attack Wimbledon in the best state of confidence, but should have a new co-coach alongside Thierry Ascione in the coming days.


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