At the ATP Halle 2021, Ugo Humbert needed the third set tie break to break down Sam Querrey’s resistance in the first round and especially Felix Auger Aliassime in the semifinals. In the middle he had allowed himself the luxury of beating Alexander Zverev and Sebastian Korda.
In short: for the Frenchman the final challenge with Andrey Rublev, favored by necessity on the eve, turns out to be the least complicated. The French tennis player, incredibly suited to the green, after the successes in Antwerp and Auckland in 2020 won his 3rd title in the ATP Tour.
The inaugural set was decided by a break in game number eight, by a single mini-break in the jeu decisif the second. At the threshold of ninety minutes of play, the final 6-3 7-6 (4) is practically a logical consequence. The Frenchman at the eve of the Championships – where he has already reached the second week – will sit on step number twenty-five in the ranking.