Argentine tennis player Tomás Etcheverry lost to French Ugo Humbert 7-6(3), 6-4 after 1h57 minutes of play in the Challenger 175 final in Bordeaux. This week he rose to 46th place in the ATP ranking.
Thomas Etcheverry He has raised his level of tennis in recent months, showing an interesting sporting maturity that suggests he could end the year in the Top 20. But he lacks it. The Argentine has played in two finals so far ATP in Santiago and Houstonalso add quarterfinals Buenos Aires. At Bordeaux he showed a lot of discipline Ivashka, Cazaux, Ramos Viñolas and Struff to be a finalist.
Ugo Humbert he rediscovered himself this season and regained the level he showed in 2021 when he reached world No. 25. Title on Cagliari challengerin the final Pau Challenger and third rounds in Australian Open and Indian WellsThey show that the Frenchman is back at the young age of 24. Fils, Onclin, Wawrinka and Gasquethis victim this week.
French power weighed in the balance
Tomás Etcheverry and Ugo Humbert they figured out the title Bordeaux Challenger 175.
After a start where both held, the Argentine grew in the game, hurtling with a forehand and leaving no chance for his serve. Overwhelmingly, he found a break early to get back on track. However, the Frenchman put on the overalls. By running, pushing in and letting go, Ugo was able to recover to level. After holding at 0, he went in search of a break, but failed on set point. In the end they ended in a draw. There, Humbert was clearly superior, got on the ball and made shots to position himself 7-6(3) and 1h04m.
After releasing the first sleeve, everything became simpler for the local tennis player. Etcheverry, on the other hand, tried to change course, but his rival interrupted every step and the title was further and further away. Loose, fired up and supported by the entire crowd, the Frenchman broke serve to win 3-1. Although the La Plata tennis player later held on, he was never able to pressure him. Humbert sealed the championship with no problems in serving 7-6(3), 6-4 after 1h57min.