With just under two months to go to the end of the season, physical and mental fatigue are already visible in several players. One of them is French Ugo Humbert who decided to put a brake on his 2021 and resume the activity next year.
Through his social networks, the tennis player made the decision public: “The last few months have been difficult, sadly I have not managed to start again on the ATP Tour despite my determination and all my efforts. It is a very difficult decision but it is better at this stage to take care of myself to envision a good 2022 season. “
After having reached the quarterfinals in Tokyo 2021, the current 29th ATP rankings could not find his best game, and victory. Of the last six games he played, he only won one. (Before Lorenzo Sonego in Toronto)
It is likely that the straw that broke the camel’s back was the defeat in the first round of the Challenger of Orleans before his compatriot Quentin Halys (148º).
However, it must be remembered that this season, Humbert managed to be crowned in the Halle ATP 500 beating Andrey rublev in the final, so before the Olympics, I was having a great year.
As a consequence of this decision, the Paris Masters 1000 will be left without its biggest local contender for the title (it loses several points for the quarterfinals achieved in Paris 2020) and the selected one of Davis cup French will not be able to count on one of their best players.