Ugo Humbert finds colors on the London lawn. The French offered the seeded n ° 3, Casper Ruud, to rally the third round at Wimbledon (3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4).
Everything had however started badly for the Habs, who lacked regularity in their attacking shots, especially in the forehand, and committed (too) many unforced errors during the first round. Without necessarily evolving at his best level, the now 112th at ATP hung on to break first in the second set and pick up a round everywhere.
Goffin awaits him in the 3rd round
If the start of the next set highlighted the current lack of continuity in the Frenchman’s game, the latter played better and better until he seized the opposing serve at 5-5. More experienced on grass if not as sovereign as last year, Humbert then locked in the key moments, using the band of the net to take the Norwegian’s commitment for the sixth time, in the fourth set.
Solid on his last face-off, he finally won 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. A success which, failing to make us forget his level of play still on alternating current, will undoubtedly have the merit of doing him a lot of good for his head. He will meet David Goffin on Friday for a place in the second week of the third Grand Slam of the season.