Ugo Humbert claimed his first ATP tour title since 2021 by beating Alexander Shevchenko 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday in the final of the Moselle Open, to cap a memorable week on home soil and improve to 4-0 in tour-level singles…finish the season as the top-ranked French player, at a career-high No. 20 in the rankings.
Humbert was born in the French city of Metz..He will finish the season as the top-ranked French player, at a career-high No. 20 in the rankings.
“It was my dream when I was young to win this…finish strong like this, it’s just an amazing feeling.”
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“I tried to play my game. I tried to put the pressure on every point,” the Frenchman said of his front-foot approach in his first Lexus ATP Head2Head meeting with Shevchenko. “It was not easy. I knew…and I did it. I’m super proud.”
Humbert’s previous three ATP titles came in 2020 (Auckland, Antwerp) and 2021 (Halle).
Shevchenko was bidding to become the seventh first-time ATP Tour champion this season. Despite the defeat, his run to his first tour-level final will earn him a Top 50 debut.