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Humbert scores his best career win in Antwerp

In what was a battle between two future stars of the sport, Ugo Humbert of France produced an excellent performance to defeat his young Australian rival Alex de Minaur in just 97-minutes in the final of the European Open for his second title of the season.

“I am super happy to win my second title this year against a really great player. I was aggressive like the previous matches and I am super happy to do it.” Ugo Humbert

The Frenchman, who had to save four match points to progress past his semi-final opponent, Britain’s No.1 Dan Evans, fended off two break chances against him to gain the advantage to claim the opening set after 37-minutes.

The Aussie had a better second set to force it into a tiebreak where Humbert regained control to run out a 6-1 7-6(4) winner.

“It is one of my biggest wins,” said Humbert after his win in Antwerp. “I am super happy to win my second title this year against a really great player. I was aggressive like the previous matches and I am super happy to do it.”

Having become the fourth player to save match points and win a title this year, Humbert reflected: “Tennis is completely crazy sometimes.

“It was great to win against Evans yesterday with four match points. I don’t know what happened today, it was a really nice level, a great match.”

De Minaur, who was seeking a fourth career ATP title, was satisfied despite his defeat.

“This was a very important week for me,” said De Minaur. “I have managed to get back to the level I wanted to play at and play another final, which is great for me. I am very happy with where I am. This is a huge step in the right direction.”

Humbert becomes the sixth player to win more than one title this season and the third Frenchman to win in the event’s five-year history, following Richard Gasquet (2016) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2017).






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