As a professional tennis player, the only thing you need to do your job is a tennis racquet - something that is almost impossible to forget.
Well, that very scenario happened to Frenchman Ugo Humbert at Wimbledon on Wednesday afternoon as he arrived on Court Two for his meeting with Casper Ruud without any. Despite this, he was still able to upset the world No. 6 in four sets, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.
Today’s action in SW19 was delayed because of the weather and this match was delayed by over one hour and forty minutes past the scheduled start time.
Humbert headed into Wimbledon with an unfavourable Tour record in 2022 of 5-15, but managed to turn in a positive display to upset the third seed to reach the third round at the All England Lawn Club for the second time. In the 2hr 36min match, the 24-year-old broke the Dane’s serve six times and hit 53 winners, impressing the crowd.
He has shown his talent on the famed grass courts before, advancing to the fourth round in 2019. He then lifted his first ATP 500 trophy last year in Halle. Ruud is now 3-5 on the surface. One year ago, Humbert was at a career-high World No. 25. The 24-year-old is currently No. 125 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings. He will play Belgian David Goffin in the third round on Friday.