It was a close first set battle from both Karen Khachanov and Ugo Humbert every time they claim a point each that went for so long until the tiebreaker at 6-6, but it’s Khanchanov who closed down Humbert 7-4 in this initial stage to the finish line as the Russian leads 1-0.
Humbert had the early say after the break with the 2nd set win 4-6, even though he fought hard to deny Khachanov a straight sets route that kept his gold medal hopes alive for the semis.
In the end, however, it’s Khachanov who pulled off home ahead of Humbert in the 3rd & final set 6-3.
He will now face against either fellow Russian Daniil Medvedev or Pablo Carreno Busta from Spain in the 2nd semi-final.
For Humbert, he played some great battles that picked up a few points that put the pressure back on Khachanov, but lacks the execution & consistency after his 2nd set mini win.
Final Score: 7-6 (7-4 tiebreaker) to Khachanov, 4-6 to Humber & 6-3 to Khachanov.
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