Fixtures

ATP Hertogenbosch 40-30 26 [16] Ugo Humbert vs Arthur Fils [38] 6-3,0-0

Results

French Open 05/26 09:00 23 [16] Ugo Humbert v Lorenzo Sonego [49] 4-6,6-2,4-6,3-6
ATP Lyon 05/22 11:20 26 [17] Ugo Humbert v Dominik Koepfer [67] 6-2,4-6,4-6
ATP Madrid 04/28 09:00 25 [14] Ugo Humbert v Jan-Lennard Struff [24] 5-7,4-6
ATP Madrid 04/26 15:35 24 [14] Ugo Humbert v Botic Van De Zandschulp [115] 6-3,6-3
ATP Barcelona 04/17 12:30 25 [59] Dusan Lajovic v Ugo Humbert [13] 6-4,6-4
ATP Monte Carlo 04/12 16:25 27 [15] Ugo Humbert v Casper Ruud [10] 3-6,6-4,1-6
ATP Monte Carlo 04/11 17:50 26 [57] Lorenzo Sonego v Ugo Humbert [15] 7-5,3-6,1-6
ATP Monte Carlo 04/10 11:20 25 [49] Zhizhen Zhang v Ugo Humbert [15] 1-6,4-6
ATP Monte Carlo 04/08 14:40 24 [89] Federico Coria v Ugo Humbert [15] 6-4,1-6,2-6
ATP Miami 03/25 01:35 25 [15] Ugo Humbert v Dominik Koepfer [50] 6-3,4-6,3-6
ATP Miami 03/22 20:55 24 [15] Ugo Humbert v Botic Van De Zandschulp [77] 6-4,6-3
ATP Indian Wells 03/11 20:05 25 [17] Tommy Paul v Ugo Humbert [14] 6-4,6-4

Wikipedia - Ugo Humbert

Ugo Humbert (French pronunciation: [yɡo œ̃bɛʁ]; born 26 June 1998) is a French professional tennis player. He has achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 13 on 15 April 2024. He also has a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 361 achieved on 14 October 2019. He has won a record six ATP titles out of 6 finals, in Auckland, in Antwerp, in Halle and in Dubai, his first two ATP 500 titles, and two on home soil, in Metz and in Marseille. Humbert holds nine Challenger singles titles and reached the final of another four.

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 main-draw match on home soil at the 2018 Moselle Open, defeating Bernard Tomic in three sets.

At Wimbledon in 2019, Humbert reached the fourth round after defeating 16th seed Gaël Monfils and 19th seed Félix Auger-Aliassime, only to fall to eventual and defending champion, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

History

Junior

When Humbert was 12, he made the difficult decision to take the train to Poitiers to train with the French Tennis Federation. He ended up moving to Poitiers and continued his training. However, he suffered a string of injuries that prevented him from playing for a year and a half.

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 title

In September 2017, Humbert claimed his first Futures title in Bagnères-de-Bigorre where he had received a wildcard. A week later, he was again awarded a wildcard into the 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 Paris Masters first-round qualifying match.

2018: Grand Slam and ATP debut, Top 100 debut

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 run allowed him to qualify for the US Open qualifying tournament, where he won a spot in his first singles 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 wildcard 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: First tour-level semifinal, Wimbledon Fourth round

Humbert at the 2019 French Open

Humbert started the 2019 season at the Brisbane International. Getting past qualifying, he lost in the first round to Yasutaka Uchiyama. The following week, Humbert played at the ASB Classic in Auckland. He successfully qualified for the main draw. Once in the main draw, he drew lucky loser Pablo Cuevas, defeating him in straight sets for his first ATP match win of the year. He was defeated in the second round by Philipp Kohlschreiber. At the Australian Open, he fell in the first round to compatriot and future coach Jérémy Chardy in five thrilling sets. This match was the first match where a 10-point tiebreaker was used in the fifth set.

After the Australian Open, Humbert reached the semifinals in Quimper as the second seed, defeating Raúl Brancaccio, Oscar Otte and Tobias Kamke. He lost in the semifinals to Dan Evans. After this, he received a wildcard into Montpellier, where he lost to fellow wildcard Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. At the challenger in Cherbourg, Humbert reached the final by defeating Elliot Benchetrit, Alexey Vatutin, Otte and Mats Moraing. He defeated qualifier Steve Darcis in the final to win his first challenger title of the year. The week after, Humbert was awarded a wildcard into Marseilles, where he defeated Ernests Gulbis, Borna Ćorić and Matthias Bachinger to reach his first tour-level semifinal, where he lost to Mikhail Kukushkin. From his success in France, Humbert entered the world's top 65.

Humbert made his debut in Indian Wells by qualifying for the main draw and Miami as a direct entrant. He lost in the first round of both to Maximilian Marterer and Mackenzie McDonald, respectively.

Humbert's clay season was less successful, as he had back to back losses in his main draw tournaments in Marrakech to Kyle Edmund and Munich to Taro Daniel. He also failed to qualify for any of the clay Masters tournaments, as he lost in Monte Carlo in the second round of qualifying to Andrey Rublev and Madrid in the first round to Roberto Carballés Baena. In Lyon, Humbert would pick up his only victory on clay in his year, beating Cameron Norrie in the first round before losing to Denis Shapovalov. At the French Open, Humbert lost to Alexei Popyrin in the first round.

On grass, Humbert began his season in Surbiton as the top seed. He lost to eventual finalist Viktor Troicki in the first round. The following week in Rosmalen, he lost in the first round to Robin Haase. Humbert found more success in Ilkley, where, as the second seed, he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Dominik Köpfer, then more success in Wimbledon. There, he defeated 16th seed Gaël Monfils after coming back from 2 sets down after Monfils retired due to injury. Then, he defeated Marcel Granollers and 19th seed Félix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. He lost to world no. 1 and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Humbert's good form continued into Newport, where he reached his second semifinal of the year, beating Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ilya Ivashka. As a result of his grass court success, he made his debut in the top 50 after Wimbledon, rising to no. 46 after his run in Newport.

Outside of Newport, however, Humbert only played few tournaments in the US, winning in the first round in Atlanta against Colton Gromley and losing to Miomir Kecmanović in the second round, and winning in the first round in Winston-Salem against Bjorn Fratangelo before losing to top seed and eventual finalist Benoît Paire. In the US Open, he lost to Marius Copil in the first round.

After the US Open, Humbert played in Istanbul as the top seed. There, he defeated Marek Gengel, Hugo Grenier, Ruben Bemelmans and Blaž Kavčič to reach the second challenger final of his year. There, he defeated Denis Istomin to win the title, claiming the second challenger title of his year and 5th of his career. After the victory, however, Humbert lost two tournaments in a row in Metz to Yannick Maden and Orléans to Sergiy Stakhovsky, but then won his first match in Mouilleron le Captif against Robin Haase before losing to Jiří Veselý.

Humbert found success in the final few tournaments of his year. In Antwerp, he defeated Jozef Kovalík, then upset second seed and home favourite David Goffin in straight sets to reach the third ATP Tour-level quarterfinal of his season. He then defeated Guido Pella in the quarterfinals to advance to his third semifinal of the year, where he lost to eventual champion Andy Murray. After his run in Antwerp, Humbert played Brest, where, as the top seed, he defeated Maxime Janvier, Evgeny Karlovskiy, Antoine Hoang and Norbert Gombos to reach the final. There, he defeated Evgeny Donskoy to win his third challenger title of the year and qualify for the 2019 Next Generation ATP Finals. Humbert finished his main season with a first-round loss in Paris to Grigor Dimitrov in 3 sets. At the Next Gen Finals in Milan, Humbert lost to Mikael Ymer and Frances Tiafoe before defeating eventual champion Jannik Sinner. He finished his season ranked 57th in the world.

2020: First Two ATP titles, top 30 debut

Humbert started the year at the Canberra Challenger. As the top seed, he lost in the third round to 15th seed Denis Kudla. He reached his first ATP final at the ASB Classic, beating en route two top 20 players, Denis Shapovalov and John Isner. In the final, he beat his countryman, Benoît Paire, in three sets to win his first ATP tour title. At the Australian Open, he was defeated in the first round by Australian John Millman.

Seeded eighth at the Open Sud de France, Humbert was eliminated in the first round by Feliciano López. Seeded fourth at the New York Open, he made it to the quarterfinals where he was beaten by sixth seed Miomir Kecmanović. Seeded sixth at the Delray Beach Open, he reached the semifinals where lost to Yoshihito Nishioka. At first, he had put on a show, beating Nishioka in the first set 6–1. However, in the second set, after a near 2 hour rain delay, he lost 6–4, and then the third set 6–0. Competing in Acapulco, he won his first-round match when his opponent, sixth seed and defending champion, Nick Kyrgios, retired due to a left wrist injury. He was defeated in the second round by eventual finalist, Taylor Fritz. As the top seed at the Oracle Challenger Series in Indian Wells, he was upset in the second round by eventual finalist, Jack Sock. The ATP tour canceled all tournaments from March through July due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

When the ATP resumed tournament play in August, Humbert played at the Western & Southern Open. This was held in New York this year not in Cincinnati due to Covid. He was eliminated in the first round by 14th seed Grigor Dimitrov. At the US Open, he was beaten in the second round by sixth seed and 2019 semifinalist, Matteo Berrettini.

In Rome, Humbert beat seventh seed and Italian, Fabio Fognini, in the second round. He lost in the third round to 12th seed Denis Shapovalov. At the Hamburg European Open, he knocked out top seed and world no. 5, Daniil Medvedev, in the first round. This win was his first over a top 10 player. He was defeated in the quarterfinals by Casper Ruud. At the French Open, he was eliminated in the first round by lucky loser Marc Polmans.

At the St. Petersburg Open in Russia, Humbert was beaten in the second round by third seed and eventual champion, Andrey Rublev. He won his second ATP title in Antwerp, beating eighth seed, Alex de Minaur, in the final. He competed in his final tournament of the season at the Paris Masters. Humbert claimed his second top-10 win by defeating second seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the second round. He lost in the quarterfinals to 10th seed Milos Raonic after having two match points. Following this run, he made his top 30 debut on 9 November 2020.

Humbert ended the year ranked 30.

2021: First ATP 500 title, top 25 debut, Injury and early end of season

Humbert began the 2021 season at the first edition of the Murray River Open. Seeded seventh, he lost in the second round to James Duckworth. Seeded 29th at the Australian Open, he was defeated in the second round by Australian, Nick Kyrgios, in a five-set thriller.

Seeded sixth at the Open Sud de France, Humbert reached the quarterfinals where he was eliminated by top seed and eventual finalist, Roberto Bautista Agut. In Rotterdam, he was beaten in the first round by qualifier Jérémy Chardy. Seeded fourth at the Open 13, he made it to the semifinals where he lost to compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Seeded 20th at the Miami Open, he was defeated in the third round by 12th seed Milos Raonic.

Starting his clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters, Humbert was ousted from the tournament in the first round by John Millman. Seeded third at the Estoril Open, he reached the quarterfinals where he was beaten by eighth seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. At the Madrid Open, he lost in the first round to Aslan Karatsev. In Rome, he was defeated in the first round by Jannik Sinner. He was eliminated in the first round of the Lyon Open by Yoshihito Nishioka. Seeded 29th at the French Open, he lost in the first round by Ričardas Berankis.

Seeded sixth at the MercedesCup, his first grass-court tournament of the season, Humbert reached the quarterfinals where he lost to third seed and eventual finalist, Félix Auger-Aliassime. At the Halle Open, he won his first ATP 500 title by beating Sam Querrey, third seed Alexander Zverev, Sebastian Korda, Félix Auger-Aliassime, and fourth seed Andrey Rublev. As a result, he reached a career-high ATP ranking of No. 25 on 21 June 2021. Seeded seventh at the first edition of the Mallorca Championships, he withdrew from his second-round match against Sam Querrey due to food poisoning. Seeded 21st at Wimbledon, he was defeated in a first round thriller by Nick Kyrgios.

Representing France at the Summer Olympics, Humbert, the 14th seed, upset third seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the third round. He was eliminated in the quarterfinals by 12th seed and eventual silver medalist, Karen Khachanov. In Toronto, he was beaten in the second round by third seed Tsitsipas. At the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, he lost in the first round to Frances Tiafoe. Seeded 23rd at the US Open, he was defeated in the first round by qualifier Peter Gojowczyk.

Seeded sixth at the Moselle Open, Humbert fell in the first round to Andy Murray. At the end of September, as the top seed at the Open d'Orléans, an ATP Challenger Tour event, he lost in the first round to compatriot Quentin Halys. On 1 November 2021, Humbert ended his season early due to injury, having withdrawn previously from Indian Wells, Antwerp and the Paris Masters.

Humbert ended the year ranked 35.

2022: ATP Cup, Wimbledon third round, Seventh Challenger

Humbert started his 2022 season at the ATP Cup. France was in Group B alongside Russia, Italy, and Australia. In his debut, he stunned World No. 2, Daniil Medvedev of Russia, for the biggest win of his career and first career win over a Top 3 player. In his final two matches, he lost to Matteo Berrettini of Italy and Alex de Minaur of Australia. In the end, France ended fourth in Group B. Seeded 29th at the Australian Open, he was defeated in the first round by compatriot Richard Gasquet. Hours after his first-round exit, Humbert was told as he was exiting Australia that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would need to isolate in the country.

Humbert returned to action on 2 February 2022 at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier. Seeded seventh, he lost in the first round to Richard Gasquet for the second time in two weeks. At the Rotterdam Open, he was eliminated in the first round by sixth seed and fellow leftie, Cameron Norrie. In March, Humbert competed at the Indian Wells Masters. He lost in round one to qualifier Holger Rune. At the Miami Open, he got his first win since January 2 by beating Aljaž Bedene in the first round. He lost in the second round to 29th seed Aslan Karatsev.

Starting his clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters, Humbert lost in the first round to Pedro Martínez. In Barcelona, he was defeated in the second round by 10th seed and eventual semifinalist, Alex de Minaur, in three sets. At the Madrid Open, he fell in the final round of qualifying to Kwon Soon-woo. However, due to the withdrawal of Taylor Fritz due to a left foot injury, Humbert entered the main draw as a lucky loser. He lost in the first round to 14th seed Denis Shapovalov. At the Italian Open, he was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Brandon Nakashima. Playing his final tournament before the French Open at the Lyon Open, he lost in the second round to fourth seed de Minaur. This was his third straight loss to de Minaur. Ranked 46 at Roland Garros, he was beaten in the first round by Emil Ruusuvuori in five sets.

Humbert began his grass-court season at the BOSS Open in Stuttgart, Germany. Seeded eighth, he lost in the first round to compatriot Arthur Rinderknech. As the defending champion at the Halle Open, he was defeated in the second round by fifth seed and eventual champion, Hubert Hurkacz. Due to Humbert failing to defend the title in Halle, his ranking fell from 50 to out of the top 100 at No. 103. In Eastbourne, he was ousted from the tournament in the first round by qualifier Thiago Monteiro. Ranked No. 112 at Wimbledon, Humbert started off by beating Tomás Martín Etcheverry in the first round in 5 sets. In the second round, he upset World No. 6 and 3rd seed, Casper Ruud, despite turning up to the match without any racquets. He lost in the third round to World No. 58, David Goffin, in four sets. He ended up his grass-court season playing in the 2022 Hall of Fame Open losing in the first round to Peter Gojowczyk.

As a result of poor form, several early rounds losses and not being able to get points at Wimbledon, his ranking plummeted out of the top 150 to No. 157 on 18 July 2022. In July and August, he reached three consecutive semifinals and a quarterfinal in Challengers and improved his ranking by close to 20 positions up to No. 138 on 29 August 2022. Following a first round exit at the US Open, in a tough five-setter loss against compatriot Bonzi, he won his seventh Challenger title at the 2022 Open de Rennes defeating wildcard Dominic Thiem and climbed close to 30 positions up to No. 110 on 19 September 2022. After a run to another Challenger semifinal at the 2022 Saint-Tropez Open, Humbert re-entered the top 100 on 17 October 2022.

He received a wildcard for the qualifying competition in his home tournament, the 2022 Rolex Paris Masters.

2023: Major and Masters third rounds, French No. 1, fourth ATP title, top 20

Humbert started his 2023 season at the Adelaide International 1. He fell in the first round of qualifying to Wu Yibing. Next, he competed at the ASB Classic. As the defending champion from when the event was last held in 2020, he was defeated in the first round by qualifier Christopher Eubanks. He reached the third round of the Australian Open for the first time at this Major defeating compatriot Richard Gasquet and lucky loser Denis Kudla. He lost in the third round to 9th seed and world No. 10, Holger Rune. As a result, his ranking moved 20 positions from No. 106 to No. 86 which put him back into the top 100.

Seeded third at the BW Open, Humbert was beaten in the first round by Belgian qualifier Gauthier Onclin. Representing France in the Davis Cup tie against Hungary, he won both of his matches by beating Márton Fucsovics and Fábián Marozsán. In the end, France won the tie over Hungary 3–2 to advance to the Davis Cup Finals. Playing as a wildcard at the Open Sud de France, he was forced to retire during his first-round match against fifth seed and friend, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, due to a right leg injury after suffering a nasty fall. He returned to action during the week of February 27 at the Teréga Open Pau–Pyrénées. As the second seed, he reached the final where he lost to compatriot Luca Van Assche after having two match points, in 3 hours and 56 minutes, which set a record for the longest ATP Challenger final.

At the BNP Paribas Open, he beat 25th seed and world No. 30, Denis Shapovalov, in the second round to reach the third round for the first time at this Masters. There, he lost to sixth seed and world No. 7 Andrey Rublev. In Miami, he was defeated in the second round by 29th seed and world No. 35, Miomir Kecmanović, in a tight three-set match. He returned to the top 75 at No. 72 on 17 April 2023. Seeded sixth he won the 2023 Sardegna Open Challenger 175 defeating fourth seed Laslo Djere. En route to the title, in the quarterfinals, he won the second longest best-of-three matches on the ITF circuit against Taro Daniel lasting close to four and a half hours. As a result, he returned to the top 50 on 8 May 2023. At the next Challenger 175, the 2023 BNP Paribas Primrose Bordeaux he again reached the final and became the French No. 1 ahead of Adrian Mannarino. He won the title with a win over Tomas Martin Etcheverry and returned to the top 40 in the rankings on 22 May 2023, for the first time since 31 January 2022. He won his first match at the 2023 French Open defeating compatriot Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.

He returned to the top 35 following a quarterfinal walkover against Grigor Dimitrov due to him being injured at the 2023 Citi Open on 7 August 2023.

Starting the Asian swing in Beijing, he reached the quarterfinals defeating sixth seed Andrey Rublev, his second win over the Russian, and eight career top-10 win overall. At the 2023 Rolex Shanghai Masters he reached the quarterfinals for only the second time in his career at the ATP Masters 1000 level, defeating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round, his ninth career top-10 win, and JJ Wolf in the fourth. As a result he returned to the top 30 in the rankings. Humbert lost in the quarterfinals to fifth seed Andrey Rublev. He reached the semifinals at the ATP 500 2023 Swiss Indoors but lost to Hubert Hurkacz. He returned to world No. 26 on 30 October 2023, a position shy from his career high ranking in 2021. He reached the second round at his home tournament, the 2023 Rolex Paris Masters defeating qualifier Marcos Giron and reached a new career high ranking in the top 25, returning to the French No. 1 position. He also reached the semifinals at the next home tournament, the 2023 Moselle Open in Metz defeating home favorite qualifier Harold Mayot. He reached his fourth career ATP final defeating wildcard Fabio Fognini and eventually won the title triumphing over Alexander Shevchenko. As a result he reached the top 20 in the singles rankings.

2024: Second ATP 500 title, top 15, First clay Masters quarterfinal

On home soil at the Open 13 Provence in Marseille, France, Humbert advanced to the final after defeating world No. 8 and top seed Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals. He then defeated second seed Grigor Dimitrov to win his fifth title out of five finals.

A few weeks later, Umbert won his sixth title, and second at the ATP 500 level, at the Dubai Tennis Championships, defeating seventh seed Alexander Bublik in the final. On doing so, he became the third man in the Open Era to win his first six ATP Tour finals, following Ernests Gulbis and Martin Kližan. En route, he defeated Gael Monfils and Andy Murray and two Top 10 players in the quarterfinals and semifinals: No. 8 Hubert Hurkacz, saving three match points, and No. 4 Daniil Medvedev, the defending champion. As a result he reached the top 15 in the singles rankings on 4 March 2024.

At the 2024 Monte-Carlo Masters he defeated Federico Coria, Zhizhen Zhang and lucky loser Lorenzo Sonego to reach his first clay Masters quarterfinal and only the third overall. He reached ninth in the ATP Live Race To Turin and a new career-high of No. 13 in the singles Live rankings.