Ugo Humbert Receives Wild Card into Brest Challenger

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Ugo Humbert Receives Wild Card into Brest Challenger

Frenchman Ugo Humbert ranked No. 70 in the world, has received a wild card into the ATP Challenger event in Brest. The Challenger event takes place from October 21st to October 27th and Humbert will be the top seed in the tournament, coming in as a late wild card.

21-year-old Humbert reached the semi-finals of the ATP 250 event, the European Open, in Antwerp, Belgium this week and was beaten by Scot Andy Murray 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday in three sets. Humbert had defeated fifth seed Guido Pella and second-seeded David Goffin during the Antwerp Open prior to falling to Murray in the last four.

Humbert's highest ranking is No. 46, which he reached in July 2019. He has won 5 ATP Challenger titles and reached the final in three other ATP Challenger events. Humbert also reached the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships in July, beating the No.

16 seed Gaël Monfils and 19th seed Félix Auger-Aliassime before going down to the eventual winner and top seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Among the players entered in the tournament are Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena, Italian Thomas Fabbiano, former winners Norbert Gombos and Corentin Moutet, South African Lloyd Harris, Spain's Jaume Munar, Austrian Jurij Rodionov and Frenchman Antoine Hoang.

There are 80 ATP ranking points up for grabs in the tournament. Former French star Nicolas Escude is the Tournament Director. Swiss legend Roger Federer is among the former winners of this event, having won the title in 1999 here.