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Humbert continues fine final form to clinch Dubai ATP

By AFP - Mar 02,2024 - Last updated at Mar 26,2024

DUBAI — Fifth seed Ugo Humbert maintained his perfect record in finals by beating Alexander Bublik 6-4, 6-3 to claim the Dubai ATP title on Saturday.

The Frenchman joins Ernests Gulbis and Martin Klizan as the only men in the Open Era to win their first six tour-level finals, with his victory over Bublik earning him a second trophy of the season. The 25-year-old will make his top-15 debut at 14 when the updated rankings are released on Monday.

“I played a fantastic level during all the week, but today was not easy,” said Humbert during the trophy ceremony.”I have a good statistic in finals, but that’s because I have a really good team around me,” he added.

Humbert had a tough path to the title in Dubai. He came back from a set down in his opener against his compatriot Gael Monfils, before knocking out Andy Murray, saving three match points against Hubert Hurkacz, and upsetting champion and top seed Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the last-four.


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