This match-up represents a huge opportunity for one of Lloyd Harris and Ugo Humbert to reach the semi-finals of an ATP event. For Humbert it will not be the first time this year, having won the Auckland International ATP 250 event at the start of the year,WATCH LIVE ONLINE, but this is new territory for Harris. The South African took out the seventh seed Taylor Fritz in a convincing straight-sets performance and will be the danger man in this first quarter-final of the day. However, Humbert’s defeat of an in-form Pablo Carreno Busta in the round of 16 cannot be overlooked and his experience from Auckland could prove to be the difference here. There is something about Harris in this tie that piques an interest, though, but for want of a tricky call both players can take a set to force a decider.
Fixture: Ugo Humbert vs Lloyd Harris
Date: 23 October 2020
Tournament: European Open 2020
Venue: Antwerp, Belgium
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Indoor hardcourt
Prize money: Approx. €394,800
Match timing: 2 pm CEST, 5.30 pm
Harris beat the American in straight sets, extending his dream run at the tournament. He hasn’t dropped a set through three rounds of qualifying and two main-draw encounters at Antwerp thus far.Harris, who also reached the quarterfinal at Cologne last week, will now back his chances of going deep into the tournament.Ugo Humbert vs Lloyd Harris head-to-head
Ugo Humbert and Lloyd Harris have not faced off on tour before. They go into the quarterfinal with their head-to-head tied at 0-0.Lloyd Harris meanwhile has an excellent serve that can trouble any player on tour. He has powered 19 aces in just two matches, while maintaining a first-serve percentage of 71.Humbert even dropped the first set, confirming those suspicions.
But he then made a stunning comeback to beat the Spaniard 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Humbert smacked eight aces in the match, while also winning 76% of his first-serve points, to turn things around in impressive fashion.The 22-year-old is at a career-best ATP ranking at No. 38 at the moment. Humbert won his maiden ATP title at the
Harris likes to dictate rallies from the back of the court, and it will be interesting to see how he counters Humbert’s net attacks and lefty angles.Prediction: Ugo Humbert to win in three sets.Ugo Humbert vs Lloyd Harris prediction
Ugo Humbert, a regular doubles player, likes to approach the net quite often even in singles. He is quite good with volleys as well as drop shots, and also has quick reflexes.The Frenchman is a offensive player who loves to take the attack to the opponent. That kind of approach is particularly effective in quick indoor conditions.
has had a solid tournament at Antwerp this week, making it to the quarterfinal with two impressive performances. He clinched a 6-4, 6-3 win over Belgian Kimmer Coppejans in the first round, before coming up against second-seeded Pablo