French professional tennis player Ugo Humbert. On June 21, 2021, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of No. 25 in his career.

Furthermore, on 14 October 2019, he reached his highest ATP doubles ranking of No. 361.

Three ATP titles are Humbert’s, the first of which he won in January of 2020 in Auckland against fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire.

Ugo Humbert Olympics Games Tokyo 2020

Ugo Humbert Olympics Games Tokyo 2020

Frenchman Ugo Humbert stunned the field by defeating the top-seeded Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 7-6(4) 6-2 in the men’s singles tournament.

After taking the first set against the Frenchman 6-2, Tsitsipas looked like he was on his way to a spot in the 2021 French Open final.

Still, the 23-year-old was not deterred, as he had practised a similar comeback against Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in the second round before his match with the Greek.

When the second set went to a tie-break, the Frenchman took charge, racing out to a 6-3 lead before serving out the match.

Then, on set point, Tsitsipas collapsed to the court, clutching his leg in pain, prompting the Greek to request medical attention before the third set.

Eventually, Humbert broke Tsitsipas to win the match, but not before a back-and-forth between deuce and advantage.

As the match progressed, however, the 14th seed eventually edged out Tsitsipas with two consecutive points, eliminating the Greek and moving himself one step closer to the Olympic quarterfinals.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Becomes Highest Men’s Seed to Fall at Tokyo Olympics

Third-placed finisher Having lost to Ugo Humbert 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the third round of the men’s singles competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

Stefanos Tsitsipas became the highest seeded player to be eliminated. The victory over the Greek who was ranked fourth was the most significant of Humbert’s career.

For No. 28 ranked Humbert, victory seemed unlikely after he went down a double break early and then lost the first set in just 32 minutes.

But he held serve with Tsitsipas the whole second set up until the tie-break, where he took a 6-3 lead and won the set in just two points.

Things went from bad to worse for Tsitsipas after that, as he collapsed on set point, clutching his leg, and had to be helped off the court.

Conclusion

After Tsitsipas held serve to make it 1-0 in the third set, Humbert won five straight games to take a commanding 5-1 advantage.

Tsitsipas held to bring the score to 5-2, and he had four break points in the following game to get one break back.

But Humbert held firm and won a tight seven-deuce game with an ace on his fourth match point.