Paris-Bercy Masters 1000: Ugo Humbert borders on the feat against Milos Raonic


The last French competitor in the Masters 1000 of Paris-Bercy, Ugo Humbert, did not go far from a great performance against Milos Raonic, in the quarter-finals. Despite two match points, he ended up losing to the Canadian in three sets after 2:20 (6-3, 3-6, 7-6).

The beautiful course of Lorrain at Bercy therefore stops at the gates of the last square, he who reached for the first time the quarter-finals of a Masters 1000. For his fourth match in three sets of the week, Ugo Humbert, only no -classed arrived in quarters, almost achieved a feat against the No. 10 seed, the Canadian Milos Raonic.

Erased at the start of the meeting after having struggled a lot to get to this stage of the competition, the 22-year-old Messin ceded the first set to the Canadian. But the 34th in the world showed a good reaction against Raonic by winning the second round in just 31 minutes. The third set, very hooked, ended in the tie-break. Humbert started this decisive round perfectly, to the point of offering himself two match points. But his lack of experience probably got the better of him and Raonic won (9-7).

A good year 2020 for Humbert

This defeat ends a series of eight victories for the young Frenchman, who has had a very good season. In ten months, the left-hander won his first two ATP Tour titles this year: Auckland in January and Antwerp at the end of October. At Bercy, he reached his first quarter-finals in Masters 1000 after eliminating in three matches the young Norwegian Casper Ruud (27th), Marin Cilic (former top 10 player) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th at ATP, head of series n ° 2) in 3h17. His pretty Parisian career will allow Humbert to enter the top 30 for the first time.


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