Ugo Humbert took home his second ATP crown Sunday beating Alex De Minaur to win the Antwerp title.
“It is one of my biggest wins,” said Humbert after the 1 hour, 37 minute win. “I am super happy to win my second title this year against a really great player. I was aggressive like the previous matches and I am super happy to do it.”
Humbert fought off four match points in a marathon semifinal win over Dan Evans to reach his second final of the season. He becomes the fourth player to save match points and win a title this year, and he’s the seventh man to claim multiple titles.
“Tennis is completely crazy sometimes,” said Humbert. “It was great to win against Evans yesterday with four match points. I don’t know what happened today, it was a really nice level, a great match.”
De Minaur was seeking a fourth career ATP title. The Australian falls to 3-4 in finals, but had a good week posting win over Grigor Dimitrov in a 3-set semifinal.
“This was a very important week for me,” said De Minaur. “I have managed to get back to the level I wanted to play at and play another final, which is great for me. I am very happy with where I am. This is a huge step in the right direction.”
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