Ugo Humbert upset second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas following a tough-fought contest of greater than three hours to succeed in the third spherical at the Paris Masters.The thirty fourth-ranked Frenchman received 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3) for one of many largest wins of his younger profession. Humbert was exterior the highest 700 three years in the past and solely began enjoying often on the primary Tour final season.
“I’m super happy, super proud of myself,” the 22-12 months-outdated Humbert mentioned. “I was mentally very strong to win this match against Tsitsipas, one of the best players in the world.” It was Humbert’s second Top 10 win following his victory in opposition to fifth-ranked Daniil Medvedev at the Hamburg Open in September. Humbert will tackle Marin Cilic in his subsequent match.
Tsitsipas saved three match factors within the second tiebreaker to drive a decider however Humbert lastly got here out on prime of their contest with a complete of 46 winners.
“He was just creating a lot of opportunities from his forehand side and doing a lot of damage from there,” Tsitsipas mentioned.
Earlier, three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka superior to the second spherical by defeating Daniel Evans 6-3, 7-6 (3). The twelfth-seeded Wawrinka, a former No. 3, hit 35 winners to increase his file to five-0 in opposition to his British rival.
“I was serving and moving well,” mentioned Wawrinka, whose greatest consequence at the indoor match was reaching the semifinals in 2015, the 12 months he received the French Open.
Wawrinka dropped solely seven factors on his first serve and saved the 2 break factors he confronted within the third recreation of the opening set. He will subsequent face Tommy Paul.
Also, qualifier Norbert Gombos beat No. 8 seed David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 (6) to advance to the third spherical.
The occasion is the ultimate Masters match of the season. It is being held with out followers due to lockdown measures carried out in France to gradual the unfold of the coronavirus.