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Ugo Humbert (French pronunciation: ​[yɡo œ̃bɛʁ]; born 26 June 1998) is a French tennis player.

Ugo Humbert
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Humbert at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) France
ResidenceLuxembourg City, Luxembourg
Born (1998-06-26) 26 June 1998 (age 21)
Metz, France
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachCédric Raynaud
Prize money$901,632
Singles
Career record15–22 (40.5% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
5 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 46 (22 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 70 (14 October 2019)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon4R (2019)
US Open2R (2018)
Doubles
Career record1–8 (11.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
3 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 361 (14 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 361 (14 October 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2018, 2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
Last updated on: 14 October 2019.

Humbert has a career high ATP singles ranking of 46 achieved on 22 July 2019. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 361 achieved on 14 October 2019.

Humbert holds five Challenger titles and reached the final in three other Challenger events.

At the 2018 US Open, Humbert made his Grand Slam singles debut as a qualifier. He won his first main draw match by defeating fellow qualifier Collin Altamirano. He then lost in the second round to Stan Wawrinka in four sets.

He won his first ATP 250 main draw match on home soil at 2018 Moselle Open defeating Bernard Tomic in three sets.

At the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, Humbert reached the 4th round, defeating en route seed #16 Gaël Monfils and seed #19 Félix Auger-Aliassime to only fall to eventual and defending champion, world N°1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Early lifeEdit

Humbert was born in Metz, the son of Eric and Anne, and has one sister, Léa. Both parents are butchers and caterers in Metz.

CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

When Humbert was 12, he moved to Poitiers to train with the French Tennis Federation. However, he suffered a string of injuries which prevented him from playing for a year and a half.[2]

In 2015, he reached the Abierto Juvenil Mexicano doubles final with Geoffrey Blancaneaux. His career-high junior ranking is No. 18, achieved in January 2016.

2017: First Futures titleEdit

In September 2017, Humbert claimed his first Futures title in Bagnères-de-Bigorre where he had received a wild card. A week later, he was again awarded a wild card into the 2017 Moselle Open where he reached the second round but fell in three sets to Simone Bolelli.

In November, he achieved his first victory against a top 100 player by beating Thomas Fabbiano (No. 73) during 2017 Rolex Paris Masters first round qualifying match.

2018: Entering the top 100Edit

After a disappointing first half of the season on the ATP Challenger Tour, Humbert experienced a breakthrough over the summer when he reached three Challenger finals in as many weeks. After losing the first two in Gatineau and Granby, Humbert captured his maiden Challenger title in Segovia. That stretch allowed him to qualify for the US Open qualifying tournament, where he won his spot his first single Grand Slam main draw. In the opening round, he defeated Collin Altamirano, a fellow qualifier, before losing in four sets to Stan Wawrinka.

In September, Humbert reached once again the final of a Challenger tournament in Cassis, falling to Enzo Couacaud. The next week, he received a wild card into the 2018 Moselle Open, where in reached the second round by defeating Bernard Tomic before falling to Nikoloz Basilashvili.

At the beginning of October, Humbert claimed his second Challenger title in Ortisei against world No. 55 Pierre-Hugues Herbert, rising to a career-high of world No. 99.

2019: Wimbledon fourth roundEdit

Humbert started the 2019 season by qualifying for ATP 250 Brisbane, before losing to Japan's Yasutaka Uchiyama 4–6, 6–7(6) in the round of 32.

The following week, Humbert played ATP 250 Auckland, after qualifying once again. Once in the main draw, he drew lucky loser Pablo Cuevas, defeating him in straight sets for his first ATP win of the year. He then faced Philipp Kohlschreiber, whom he ultimately fell to 4–6, 4–6.

Thereafter, Ugo Humbert played in the Australian Open main draw. He fell in the round of 128 to countryman, Jérémy Chardy in 5 thrilling sets, 6–3, 6–7(6), 4–6, 7–6(4), 6–7(6) finishing in the first ever Australian Open super tiebreak to 10 points, which he lost 6–10.

In February, Humbert reached his first ATP semifinal, in Marseille, including a surprising upset against number 2 seed and 13th ranked Borna Ćorić in the round of 16. He subsequently went on to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon later in the year, where he lost to the eventual and defending champion, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Playing styleEdit

According to his coach, Cédric Raynaud, Humbert is a true offensive player who likes to volley.[3]

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (9–5)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (5–3)
ITF Futures Tour (4–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–4)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2015 France F20, Forbach Futures Carpet (i)   Jan Choinski 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 0–2 Mar 2017 Egypt F8, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Aldin Šetkić 3–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Sep 2017 France F18, Bagnères-de-Bigorre Futures Hard   Edward Corrie 7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2–2 Feb 2018 Switzerland F2, Bellevue Futures Carpet (i)   Niels Desein 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 3–2 Mar 2018 Canada F1, Gatineau Futures Hard (i)   Strong Kirchheimer 6–4, 6–0
Win 4–2 Jul 2018 France F12, Bourg-en-Bresse Futures Clay   Antoine Cornut Chauvinc 6–3, 6–3
Loss 4–3 Jul 2018 Gatineau, Canada Challenger Hard   Bradley Klahn 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 4–4 Jul 2018 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Peter Polansky 4–6, 6–1, 2–6
Win 5–4 Aug 2018 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard   Adrián Menéndez Maceiras 6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–5 Sep 2018 Cassis, France Challenger Hard   Enzo Couacaud 2–6, 3–6
Win 6–5 Oct 2018 Ortisei, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6–4, 6–2
Win 7–5 Nov 2018 Andria, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Filippo Baldi 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 8–5 Feb 2019 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i)   Steve Darcis 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–3
Win 9–5 Sep 2019 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard   Denis Istomin 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 5 (3–2)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (3–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2016 Belgium F8, Ostend Futures Clay   Evan Furness   Paul Monteban
  Botic van de Zandschulp
6–3, 5–7, [5–10]
Loss 0–2 Jul 2017 France F17, Troyes Futures Clay   Constant de la Bassetière   Antoine Hoang
  Grégoire Jacq
4–6, 0–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2017 Belarus F2, Minsk Futures Hard   Maxime Cressy   Ivan Liutarevich
  Vadym Ursu
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Win 2–2 Jul 2018 France F11, Montauban Futures Clay   Ulises Blanch   Patricio Heras
  Gonzalo Villanueva
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 3–2 Jul 2018 France F12, Bourg-en-Bresse Futures Clay   Dan Added   Jérôme Inzerillo
  Alexis Musialek
2–6, 6–1, [10–5]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A A 4R 0 / 1 3–1 75%
US Open A A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–4 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0 0%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Madrid Open A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Italian Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Canadian Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Paris Masters A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0 / 3 0–3 0%
National representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Davis Cup A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Career statistics
2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 0 0 3 19 22
Titles 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–3 13–19 0 / 22 15–22 39%
Win % 0% 0% 40% 40% 40.54%
Year-end ranking 992 381 102

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Humbert's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface

* Statistics correct as of 14 July 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ Dorgan, Sophie (October 15, 2018). "Le long chemin d'Ugo Humbert jusqu'au top 100 mondial". lequipe.fr (in French). Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Moynet, Quentin (August 25, 2018). "Un Challenger et une qualification en Grand Chelem : Ugo Humbert vit un conte d'été". lequipe.fr (in French).

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