The Spanish tennis player, Alejandro Fokina wins everyone’s hearts with his heart-touching gesture during a match against his childhood friend Ugo Humbert. Earlier today, during a match in the Open Sud De France, Fokina was playing against Ugo. Ugo suffered a terrible fall during the second set tiebreak when he was trailing behind. Fokina rushed towards his friend and helped him recover from the fall.
Ugo later gave a walkover to Fokina after losing the second set. The match ended with Ugo retiring at 6-1, 6-7(2-7) and Fokina moved into the round of 16. Fokina speaking later during the post-match interview got emotional and explained why he went to Ugo and helped him. Fans and the tennis world appreciated the Spaniard for his actions and words.
Speaking about his relationship with Ugo, he said “I’m gonna cry because I was watching him cry. I’ve known him since we were kids. It’s never easy to see a friend like this. The match, he was fighting very good, with all the crowd. He was very high and I was doing my best. I wanted to play the third set, but it’s never easy to play injured. I hope that he will recover and play the next week.”
Fans loved the scenes and their friendship as Fokina became emotional while talking. Ugo the Frenchman and Fokina, the Spanish guy grew up playing together and against each other. They share a wonderful bond and hence seeing Ugo suffer that kind of fall hurt Fokina. Fans and the tennis world including Fokina wish Ugo to recover soon and be back on the court.
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Alejandro Fokina makes his mark on world tennis
The 23-year-old Spaniard is slowly coming up the ranks in men’s singles. He had a decent start to 2023 as he reached the quarterfinals of Adelaide International 2 and later reached the second round of the Australian Open 2023. He came into the limelight after reaching the finals of the Monte Carlo Masters in 2022. However, he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals.
He is currently playing in the Open Sud De France as a fifth seed and advanced to the round of 16. He is set to play another Frenchman, Quentin Halys. On paper, Alejandro Fokina is stronger being the seeded player but it will be another interesting match. Fokina aims to finish higher in this tournament to gain points so that he could get easier draws in the upcoming tournaments.
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