“I’m not trying to be famous, I just try to do well what I love…” Frenchman Ugo Humbert, 22 years old and 34th player in the world, is not chasing fame. This will however end up catching up with the Lorrain, who already fell from Medvedev in September and who signed on Tuesday November 3 in the evening one of the best performances of his career by leaving the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, seed number two. , in three sets, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3) and 3:16 in the round of 16 of the Rolex Paris Masters.
Winner in Auckland in New Zealand at the start of the season and in Antwerp in Belgium ten days ago, Messin is asserting himself as the French player of the year. With determination, confidence and above all composure.
A last set concluded in the tie-break
After saving four match points in the semi-finals in Belgium or winning his initial round in Paris in the decisive game of the last set against the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the Habs mastered his subject on Tuesday for nearly 2:20. The time to lead 5-1, then to afford three balls of exploit at 6-3.
But the Greek can be indigestible and Tsitsipas was able to force Humbert, who remained on eight money time won, to swallow a third set. Obviously concluded in the tie-break on a forehand long line on the verge of exhaustion …
We often mock our compatriots for their mentality. This time it’s grated. The containment has had no impact on the rise of the number three hexagonal, whose short-term goal is to be seeded at the Australian Open.
“Go after my dreams …”
“I really like the end of the set, that’s where you have to try to raise your level of play, your level of concentration,” he smiles. I try to play point by point each time, without worrying about the score, the result, because it is in these moments that it is played and that the matches can turn. ” Well seen.
If you still don’t know the discreet left-hander with the cap inside out, who’s hardly a fan of social media, don’t count on him to show off his chest in front of the cameras. “I just try to stay who I am,” he says. I think I am an ambitious person, I like to work. I have always been taught these values in my family. I just try to reach my potential and reach my dreams… ”
In the round of 16, Thursday, Humbert will meet the Croatian Marin Cilic, who has hardly suffered to eliminate Corentin Moutet. The Parisian, whom he was to face Tuesday night, has indeed tested positive for Covid-19, removed from the table and placed in isolation …
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