In the opening round of the 2021 Cincinnati Masters, World No. 52 Frances Tiafoe of the USA will take on World No. 26 Ugo Humbert of France.
Frances Tiafoe vs Ugo Humbert: Match Details
- Tournament: Western & Southern Open 2021
- Match: Frances Tiafoe vs Ugo Humbert
- Round: First Round
- Date: August 16, 2021
- Prize Money: $15,990
- Venue: Cincinnati, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Frances Tiafoe vs Ugo Humbert: Match Preview
Frances Tiafoe will play in his 3rd straight tournament in the US as he prepares to go deep at the 2021 US Open. After a 2nd round exit at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Tiafoe was knocked out in his 1st match at the ATP Washington Open 2021 and faced a 3rd round exit at the 2021 Toronto Masters after qualifying to the main-draw from the qualifying stages.
Ugo Humbert has been having some rollercoaster months in the past couple of months. The Frenchman after winning the 2021 ATP Halle Open has not reached another semi-final. After some early rounds exit at the 2021 Mallorca Open and 2021 Wimbledon, the 23-year old reached the quarter-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before making another 2nd round exit at the Toronto Masters.
Frances Tiafoe vs Ugo Humbert: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo who have played once each on outdoor hardcourts and indoor hardcourts. This will be their first meeting of the season with the head-to-head tied at 1-1.
Frances Tiafoe vs Ugo Humbert: Match Prediction
Tiafoe will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 110-84 and a season record of 11-9 on the surface. The American is 24-19 for the season across all surfaces. Humbert on other hand comes into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 90-42 and a season record of 6-5 on the surface having gone 19-16 for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers and current form, Tiafoe looks the favourite for the clash but it won’t be an easy ride as Humbert has been a surprise package this season.
Match Prediction: Frances Tiafoe to win in 3-sets.
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