Humbert titled in Bordeaux after his victory against Etcheverry
Second victory on clay in two weeks for Ugo Humbert after his title in Cagliari. Frenchman Ugo Humbert won the Bordeaux-Primrose 175 challenger tournament on clay on Saturday, overcoming Argentinian…
Second victory on clay in two weeks for Ugo Humbert after his title in Cagliari.
Frenchman Ugo Humbert won the Bordeaux-Primrose 175 challenger tournament on clay on Saturday, overcoming Argentinian Tomas Martin Etcheverry in two sets 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.
Humbert (50th in the world), who usually does not taste the ocher earth, pocketed a second tournament on this surface in a fortnight after his victory in early May at the Cagliari Challenger.
“I’m super happy to have won a title. It’s not every day and there two in two weeks, it’s not so bad, smiled the winner of the day. I had a great week, I still had a great final. I am proud of myself“.
Impressive throughout the tournament with significant victories over the Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals then over Richard Gasquet in the half, Humbert however started his final badly against the specialist Etcheverry (61st in the world), conceding his service at 2 games to 1.
Without panicking, the Lorrain returned to the score at 4 to 4 by putting his game in place before winning the decisive game thanks to a very good service (7-3).
The second set was better controlled by the one who will again become French number 1 on Monday. After a break made at 2-1, he did not hesitate to win on Gironde soil.
“I’m having a lot of fun again, that had never happened to me, especially on clay. I can’t say I don’t like (clay) anymore, that’s where I’ve scored the most points since the start of the season. I enjoy myself before Roland-Garros, it was a great preparation“, he concluded.