During his career, Ugo Humbert has shown that he is a Top-10 kryptonite, but on Sunday, Andrey Rublev had no trouble. The Frenchman Ugo Humbert is currently 7-7 against opponents from the Top 10. At the BNP Paribas Open, the World No. 7 defeated the Frenchman 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the Round of 16.
He will compete against the champion from 2021, Cameron Norrie, for a spot in the semifinals. Rublev will face Norrie with a 2-1 advantage in the ATP Head2Head series and the assurance of a valiant effort against Humbert.
Norrie defeated qualifier Taro Daniel, who had a set and a break advantage, with scores of 6-7(5), 7-5, and 6-2. With 11 aces and seven service breaks, the British lefty kept his chances of winning a second Indian Wells title alive.