Ugo Humbert speaks in facing Felix Auger-Aliassime at Wimbledon


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Ugo Humbert speaks in facing Felix Auger-Aliassime at Wimbledon

Rising French star Ugo Humbert admits it won't be easy against fellow rising star and good friend Felix Auger-Aliassime but the Frenchman remains hopeful the two will enjoy playing against each other when they meet in the Wimbledon third round.

Humbert, 21, and 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime set up the first-ever meeting between them after the Frenchman handed a straight-set defeat to Spaniard Marcel Granollers and the Canadian beat Corentin Moutet in four sets respectively.

"A great player, a good friend, it won't be easy, but it will be a great match," Humbert said of Auger-Aliassime ahead of their match, per TSN. "I will like to enjoy this moment with him." Both Humbert and Auger-Aliassime are having their best ever campaigns at a Grand Slam as both have reached the third round at a Major for the first time in their respective short careers.

World No. 66 Humbert is enjoying a fine debut at The All England Club as he will be aiming to continue his good run at The Championships. On the other side -- No. 19 seed Auger-Aliassime earned his maiden Grand Slam win after beating Vasek Pospisil in the first round as he will be motivated to make a deep run at Wimbledon and conclude his great grass season on a high note.