Tim Henman sees potential in Ugo Humbert


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Tim Henman sees potential in Ugo Humbert

Former British tennis star Tim Henman sees a potential in rising French star Ugo Humbert as he Briton insists the 21-year-old will learn a lot from his Wimbledon campaign. The 21-year-old didn't disappoint in his debut at The Championships, having reached the round-of-16 before losing to defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-2 6-3.

The Frenchman stunned former world No. 6 Gael Monfils in the first round and No. 19 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round but couldn't come up with another shock win as the world No. 1 controlled the match from the start until the end.

"Ugo Humbert has got a good future ahead of him. He's got some great weapons that he can go ahead and develop," former world No. 4 Henman said on BBC TV. "He's just still very young and he will learn a lot from this experience."

Humbert, ranked at No. 66 in the world, continues his breakthrough season on the tour as he is set to break into the top-50 for the first time in his career when the rankings list gets updated next Monday.