Ugo Humbert, the best is yet to come

Nicolas Kohlhuber: published on Saturday 07 November 2020 at 10:08 am

At 22, Ugo Humbert has already won two titles on the ATP circuit and reached the quarter-finals of a Masters 1000. In terms of precocity, where does he stand compared to his compatriots? Response elements.

Second victory against a player in the world top 10, first quarter-final in a Masters 1000, 30th place in the ATP ranking from Monday: Ugo Humbert will have lived a week full of emotions at the AccorHotels Arena. During the Masters 1000 in Paris, the French player achieved a few exploits which enhance his excellent 2020 season. With two ATP titles, the 22-year-old has asserted himself on the professional circuit. This precocity is full of promise. Despite a difficult context, he was able to follow in the footsteps of his elders. Among French players still active, only Richard Gasquet won more ATP tournaments than Ugo Humbert before his 23rd birthday. The Biterrois already had five to his list when the Lorrain has two thanks to his successes in Auckland and Antwerp. For comparison, at the same age, Lucas Pouille and Gaël Monfils had a title to their credit, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille none.

Behind Gasquet and Monfils, ahead of Tsonga and Pouille

Turning out at 22 is almost a habit among French players. In terms of world ranking, Ugo Humbert is more or less in the same lap as Lucas Pouille, Gaël Monfils or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. It was at this age that they managed to settle permanently in the world top 50 to aim higher. To play a quarter-final of a Masters 1000, the native of Metz is ahead of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille who waited 23 years before getting there but not over Gaël Monfils and Richard Gasquet who got there before. to be 20 years old. In terms of victories over the top 10, Messin is behind the same men. But not that much. Promising for the future then. Ugo Humbert is following in the footsteps of compatriots who have entered the world top 10 and who have won numerous titles. With what he has shown over the past two weeks, the future 30th in the ATP ranking seems to have the weapons to do the same.



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