House favorite Ugo Humbert produced a five-star show in defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-3 to raise the Open 13 title in Marseille on Sunday.
Humbert powered to an outstanding victory with a near-flawless efficiency to develop into the seventh Frenchman to raise the title on the indoor ATP 250 occasion.
Gamers to win their first 5 tour-level finals:
Andrei Medvedev (5-0, 1992-93)
Thomas Enqvist (5-0, 1992-95)
Sjeng Schalken (5-0, 1995-2000)
Ernests Gulbis (6-0, 2010-14)
Martin Klizan (6-0, 2012-18)
Carlos Alcaraz (5-0, 2021-22)
HubertHurkacz (5-0, 2019-22)
Ugo Humbert (5-0, 2020-24)
“I am very robust mentally in finals,” mentioned 25-year-old Humbert in his on-court interview. “It was a fantastic match towards Grigor, he is probably the greatest gamers in the intervening time, so it was not simple. It is so good to win at residence once more.
“It is right here the place every part started, as a result of I reached my first semi-final on Tour [here]. It is very nice to win Marseille, it is a good feeling.”
The Frenchman was relentlessness from the again of the courtroom and a lone break within the tenth sport of the primary set was sufficient handy Humbert the set.
After saving two break level probabilities within the opening sport of the second set, Humbert raced to a 3-0 lead and he did not look again to seal an 84-minute victory.
“All the pieces is there. I’m fairly strong from the baseline, I serve very properly and I’m robust mentally,” mentioned Humbert, who has now gained his previous eight matches indoors after additionally lifting a trophy on residence soil in Metz final November. “All the pieces is right here and I put every part on courtroom.”
Humbert, who had misplaced to Dimitrov in each of the pair’s earlier conferences, will rise to a brand new career-high of No 18 within the ATP rankings on Monday.
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