September 25, 2022

Frenchman Benjamin Ponzi (61st on the planet) knocked out his compatriot Ugo Humbert (one hundred and tenth and wild card) in three units (6-2, 2-6, 6-1) and 1 hour 47 of play, within the first spherical of the match. ATP 250 Championship from the Metz on Wednesday.

Ponzi had already overwhelmed Humbert within the first spherical of the US Open on the finish of August. He took his opponent’s serve twice within the first set (6-2), earlier than shedding twice within the second set (2-6).

However Ponzi made the distinction from the beginning within the third set, profitable simply (6-1) towards a bodily weak opponent (shoulder irritation). Within the second spherical, Ponzi will face Denmark’s Holger Ron (31), who will enter the competitors because the No. 4 seed.

Then again, Peterois Richard Gasquet was knocked out by Austrian Dominic Thiem with two units (6-3, 7-6).

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