In the first semi-final in Delray Beach on February 22, Hugo Umber will fight against Yoshihita Nishioka.

The season has just started, and it’s already the best one in the career of Humbert. After all, he’s finally moved from the Challengers to the ATP Tour and is now going from tournament to tournament. Nishioka still can’t boast of such success and only in search of his game. Who will go to the finals?

Who will be the winner in the upcoming meeting? Read in our prediction.

At what time are Ugo Humbert and Yoshihito Nishioka to play?
The game time is February 22, 2020, at 7:00 PM (EST).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Ugo Humbert takes the 44th position and Yoshihito Nishioka takes the 63th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Ugo Humbert have?
Ugo Humbert has won 58.2% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Yoshihito Nishioka have?
Yoshihito Nishioka has won 50.7% of the games as a favorite.

Ugo Humbert

Humbert is having a powerful season, as at the start he won the ATP debut tournament, which made his debut in the top 50. But due to his young age and lack of experience, the French representative is extremely unstable and there are regular matches when he enters the court and can not bring himself to fight. On the court, Hugo is straightforward, because the Frenchman always wants to own the initiative in lotteries. To have this advantage, Humbert sharpens with each shot. On a regular basis, the tennis player runs to the net, but if the mixture scores with his eyes closed, the balls that fly to his feet are not able to process.

Humbert didn’t start this tournament very well. In the first round he had a meeting with the 347th racket of the world ranking Stefan Kozlov. He passed the American, but it was hard to win (6-7, 6-3, 6-1). It seems that it was just a shoot to cover the courts, as in the next two games Ugo played much better. At first he defeated the uncomfortable Miomir Kecmanovic (6-4, 7-6), and then he coped with Frances Tiafoe (6-1, 6-2).

It should be noted that last week Umber took part in a tournament in NYC. At that time he left the tournament at the ¼ final stage, losing to Kechmanovic himself.

Yoshihito Nishioka

There is no doubt that Nishioka is an incredibly talented tennis player who has recently started to open up rapidly. That’s just a representative to add in many game aspects to swing at high positions in the ranking or stay the same. It’s a matter of dependence solely on hard and pitching. After all, Yoshihito is able to successfully compete only on the hard, when he comes to the grass or ground, then flies in the first circles. Nishioka doesn’t know how to serve at all and introduces the first ball into the court too simply, so the attacking players immediately attack and gain an advantage in draws.

Nishioka also had trouble reaching the semifinals. But his opponents weren’t as strong as Humbert’s. The only serious opponent was John Millman, whom the Japanese beat in three games (3-6, 6-4, 6-2). After that, Nishioka had a victoriy on the score against Noah Rubin (6-1, 6-2) and Brandon Nakashima (3-6, 7-6, 6-4).

Like Humbert, Yoshihito played a tournament in New York City. But the Japanese left those tournaments in the second round. That’s when he lost to Reilly Opelka.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • The opponents have not yet had head-to-head meetings.
  • This year, both players have won nine matches on the hard.
Ugo HumbertvsYoshihito Nishioka
44ATP Rank63
21 (1998.06.26)Age24 (1995.09.27)
Metz, FranceBirthplaceMie, Japan
LuxembourgResidenceMie, Japan
6’2″ (188 cm)Height5’7″ (170 cm)
162 lbs (73 kg)Weight141 lbs (64 kg)
Left-HandedPlaysLeft-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
2016Turned Pro2014
6/3YTD Won/Lost5/3
1YTD Titles0
25/29CAREER W/L56/61
1Career Titles1
$1,256,294Career Prize Money$2,416,924

Singles Service Record

Ugo HumbertSingles Service Record on hardYoshihito Nishioka
313Aces170
110Double Faults182
60%1st Serve64%
76%1st Serve Points Won64%
53%2nd Serve Points Won54%
227Break Points Faced740
61%Break Points Saved60%
514Service Games Played1,099
83%Service Games Won73%
67%Total Service Points Won60%

Singles Return Record

Ugo HumbertSingles Return Record on hardYoshihito Nishioka
26%1st Serve Return Points Won28%
48%2nd Serve Return Points Won54%
227Break Points Opportunities688
38%Break Points Converted41%
504Return Games Played1,108
17%Return Games Won25%
34%Return Points Won38%
50%Total Points Won50%

Humbert vs Nishioka Predictions

Humbert literally crushed Tiafoe. After all, the French not only served powerfully, but also without a chance for the opponent to win the whole back line. Ugo will have a huge advantage in the attacking potential and can easily win their games by a cannon service. Nishioka has nothing like that, so he will lose this match.

  • Our prediction: Humbert Will Win.

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