Montpellier: Ugo Humbert without forcing

Ugo Humbert assumed his seeded status in the first round of the Open Sud de France. In Montpellier, the French beat Norbert Gombos in 1h18 (6-3, 7-6 (3)).

The only Frenchman with seeded status at the Open Sud de France, Ugo Humbert kicked off the tricolor week perfectly by winning against Norbert Gombos on Monday (6-3, 7-6 (3)). In the silence of the Montpellier closed-door, the 32nd ATP ranking did not tremble to dismiss the Slovak in 1:18.

If the native of Metz needed to save a break point on the first game of the game, he then lost only nine points on his faceoff. His service was his main weapon to overcome the 93rd world. The French ended the game with 18 aces. Once the fear of the first game passed, Ugo Humbert ramped up to win the first set in less than 30 minutes. He broke his opponent to lead 4-2 and make the difference.

The second round was more balanced. The number 6 seed in the Open Sud de France was down 5-2 when Gombos broke and confirmed his advantage in the process. It took more to put Ugo Humbert in difficulty. He offered himself a shutout on his opponent’s faceoff to pick up at 4-5. A tie-break was then necessary to decide between the two players in the second set. The Frenchman immediately took the service of his opponent and confirmed his mini-break in advance. With two aces, he flew over the decisive game to advance to the second round.

MONTPELLIER (France, ATP 250, hard inside, € 323,970)
Title holder: Gaël Monfils (FRA)

1st round
Bautista Agut (ESP, n ° 1) – Bye
Barrere (FRA) – Basilashvili (GEO)
Griekspoor (PBS) – Giron (USA)
Humbert (FRA, n ° 6) beats Gombos (SLQ): 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Lajovic (SER, n ° 3) – Bye
Novak (AUT) – Simon (FRA)
M.Ymer (SUE) – Vesely (RTC)
Gojowczyk (ALL) – Struff (ALL, n ° 8)

Sinner (ITA, n ° 5) – Bedene (SLO)
Gerasimov (BIE) – A.Murray (GBR, WC)
Zapata Miralles (ESP) – Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
Hurkacz (POL, n ° 4) – Bye

Sonego (ITA, n ° 7) – Gaston (FRA, WC)
Tsonga (FRA) – Korda (USA)
Pouille (FRA) – Bonzi (FRA, WC)
Goffin (BEL, n ° 2) – Bye