French tennis player Ugo Humbert haa withdrawn from the Paris Masters and Stockholm Open. Humbert, 23, won't be making his fourth main draw appearance in Paris. Humbert debuted in the Paris main draw in 2018, when he lost in the first round.
Humbert also suffered a first round exit at Bercy in 2019 but made the round-of-16 last year. Humbert has had rough few months and not being able to play in front of his home fans in Paris will certainly hurt him. Humbert hasn't played since late September and losing in the Orleans Challenger first round.
Humbert's last win came in early August, when he beat Lorenzo Sonego in the Toronto Masters first round. Since then, Humbert has lost five consecutive matches. Humbert has been nominated to represent France at the Davis Cup Finals but his participation is al but certain following the withdrawals from Paris and Stockholm.
Humbert joins Denis Shapovalov, John Isner and Kei Nishikori
Previously, Shapovalov, Isner and Nishikori also pulled out of Paris. The Paris Masters organizers have lost some big names but most importantly world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is set to ppay at Bercy.
After losing in the US Open final, Djokovic hinted he could skip the remainder of the season. However, Djokovic confirmed in a recent interview with Blic that he will play a few more events in 2021. "For now I'm planning to play Paris, the Nitto ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals.
That's my schedule for the rest of the season. I should stay in Belgrade until the end of the week, then the week before Paris I will leave Serbia so I could fully commit to trainings and preparation. For now, I will for sure stay in Belgrade until the end of the week because my kids go to school here and Stefan has a birthday in a few weeks, so we are planning to celebrate it with the family," Djokovic told Serbian daily newspaper Blic.