Amazing image of a French tennis player who wins in 2020. -
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To afford his first Top 10 scalp in his career, this is enough to give hope to Ugo Humbert a few days before the start of Roland-Garros.
The Frenchman, 41st in the world, achieved a small feat by eliminating the Russian Daniil Medvedev, fifth in the world and seeded number 1, on Tuesday in the first round of the tournament in Hamburg (6-4, 6-3).
It is therefore the first success on a Top 10 player for the young Frenchman, aged 22.
"I'm very happy," reacted on the court the Messin, who had already made a success of a blow in Rome by beating the Italian Fabio Fognini, fifteenth in the world.
Ugo Humbert had never beaten any Top 10 (2 losses against Djokovic and Berrettini).
The French has just sent the 5th world Daniil Medvedev (6-4, 6-3) in the 1st round of the Hamburg tournament 🔥🔥🔥
- Quentin Moynet (@QuentinMoynet) September 22, 2020
All behind Ugo
Rome and Hamburg are the two clay court tournaments ahead of Roland Garros, which begins on Sunday.
Enough to make Ugo Humbert the most fit Frenchman for the big Parisian meeting, unlike Gaël Monfils, seeded number 3 but beaten earlier by the German guest Yannick Hanfmann (6-4, 6-3).
Humbert, who climbed to the round of 16 at Wimbledon in the summer of 2019, against Novak Djokovic, won his first ATP tournament in January in Auckland.
On a surface, clay, which is less successful, Medvedev missed his preparation for Roland Garros.
It was his first match since his semi-final at the US Open lost to Dominic Thiem, future winner.
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