Ugo Humbert: 'I could have played better against Novak Djokovic'


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Ugo Humbert: 'I could have played better against Novak Djokovic'

Ugo Humbert analyzed his straight-set fourth-round loss to Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon. The French player said: "I could have done better. But he was better than me on all aspects, I am a bit disappointed with my performances.

I would have liked to be a bit more solid, to control areas a bit better. I tried forcing my game because he doesn't give you many points, I did not hit a lot of drop shots and when I hit them it did not go so well. In terms of tactics, I have found no solutions, I wanted to be aggressive and it was difficult.

I managed to ignore that I had Djokovic in front of me. I was really happy to play against him on Court 1. At 21 years of age, it's a nice experience. I am very positive, I am happy with my week. I know I am able to deliver a good game level to beat very good players.

I have a big margin of improvements in all aspects. I am happy to have won all three matches. That's my first Wimbledon, my first grass-court season, it's great." Johanna Konta lost to Barbara Strycova on the women's side.

John McEnroe criticized Konta: “She mixed things up, she wasn’t going for too much and it seemed to me at 4-1 all of a sudden she got away from her own game plan. I think she had to assume that Strycova was going to give her the off-speed pitches, how are you going to handle the short balls? I was amazed at how many unforced errors [there were].

I thought she had learned more from what had happened in a previous couple of years and the reason she has struggled with the ranking. So it was disappointing to see her just fall to pieces after that lead she had in the first”.