Ugo Humbert put courage into it until the end. He maintained the hope of turning history around until the last game, even allowing himself three break points, at 4-5 in the fourth set, when Ricardas Berankis was suddenly small to conclude the game. But it was not enough.
The observation is clear, just as the difficulties of the Mosellan tamed the clay, a surface that he had learned to love, he had however confessed last year, but which does not yet suit his complexion, nor the game (6 defeats out of 7 matches played on ocher this spring).
“He comes from a country of carpet”
“He comes from a country of carpet, he has not yet played a lot of matches on earth, agreed one of his two coaches, Thierry Ascione at the exit. Despite everything, he can play well on this surface. He will have to expand physically. “
Tuesday, Ugo Humbert undoubtedly came out of this defeat a bit. Because the French had the opportunities to write the case differently: 19 break points for four materialized only. And he will undoubtedly regret this dropped second set, when he led 3-1, then 4-2, but clearly lacked commitment on these two crucial moments to validate the gap. “He’s going to come out sad first. The second feeling will surely be anger, the third feeling frustration and the fourth feeling you’ll have to move on. The two breaks in the second set are expensive ”, Ascione summed up again.
His player, obviously, would have liked a completely different entry on the scene at Roland Garros. But hearing it soon after his loss, he hadn’t had such a bad time. “With the public who have always been behind me, I still had fun today, even if the result is not there. I tried to stay positive, to fight until the last point. In the field, I really enjoyed myself ”, agreed Ugo Humbert, who will have to wait another year, before raising his arms to the sky at Roland Garros.