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Frenchman Humbert claims 2nd ATP title with Antwerp win

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Ugo Humbert. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images for matchmaker)
Ugo Humbert. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images for matchmaker)

Young Frenchman Ugo Humbert claimed his second ATP title on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over Australian Alex de Minaur in the European Open final in Antwerp.

The 22-year-old, who also won the Auckland Open in January, raced through the opening set before taking a second-set tie-break to win 6-1, 7-6 (7/4).

Humbert had saved four match points to beat Britain's Dan Evans in the semi-finals on Saturday.

"Tennis is completely crazy sometimes," Humbert told atptour.com.

"It was great to win against Evans yesterday with four match points (saved). I don't know what happened today (Sunday), it was a really nice level, a great match."

Eighth seed De Minaur, who reached this year's US Open quarter-finals, is without an ATP title since September 2019.

Humbert is set to rise from 38th in the world rankings to No 32, boosting his chances of being seeded at Grand Slam tournaments next year.

His best effort at a Slam was a run to the 2019 Wimbledon last 16.

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