Ugo Humbert Secures First Victory at Monte-Carlo Masters with Overthrow of Federico Coria

His smile, once Federico Coria’s last forehand hit the net, said it all. Ugo Humbert will have waited for his fourth Monte-Carlo to offer himself his first victory in the main draw of this tournament. Monday, he overthrew (4-6, 6-1, 6-2) the Argentinian in a match that he had started well but which could have escaped him.

Because after having made the break in the first set to lead 4-2, Messin, 15th in the world, completely lost his composure and started to make mistakes, particularly on the forehand – 17 direct errors in the first set – by wanting to finish the point too quickly.

Thirteen points in a row

After conceding the first set 6-4, Humbert, lost on the Court des Princes, had to save three break points at the start of the second set, which he did. Then he regained momentum, scored 13 points and broke away, attacking Coria, cornered. The 89th in the world won only 17% of points behind his second ball in the second set.

Better physically, Humbert, who is coming out of a one-week training course in Biarritz with Jérémy Chardy, took the service of his opponent, a clay court specialist, at 1-1, and logically folded the matter around twenty minutes later. He will have a card to play in the second round against the Chinese Zhang Zhizhen (49th) or the American Marcos Giron (48th).

2024-04-08 17:48:09
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