Ugo Humbert v Feliciano Lopez Montpellier Open 2020 Live Streaming, Prediction, Preview & H2H: A Clash of Generations

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Rising French star Ugo Humbert plays Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez in his opening round match at the 2020 Montpellier Open on Wednesday, February 5th. You can find the Ugo Humbert v Feliciano Lopez live streaming options along with its preview, head to head and tips here.

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Ugo Humbert v Feliciano Lopez Head to Head

This will be the first match between the two players.

Humbert Hoping to Shrug Off Early Melbourne Loss

2019 was a positive year for young and rising Next Gen Frenchman Ugo Humbert, who made the fourth round at Wimbledon and moved up the rankings from outside the top 100 to number 57 at year-end.

The new decade got off to an even better start for Humbert, who looked sharp all week at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

The young Frenchman began with a win against fellow Next Gen Norwegian Casper Ruud and followed it up with an impressive win against the in-form young Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

Humbert was then up against the big serving American John Isner in the semi-finals. Although Isner had been in strong serving form, the young Frenchman put up a spirited performance to emerge victorious in straight sets.

An unexpected finalist, Humbert was in an upbeat frame of mind going into the final as he claimed his first ATP title defeating French veteran Benoit Paire.

Expected to perform well at the Australian Open, the young Frenchman came up against Aussie John Millman in the opener and succumbed in a four-setter.

Humbert has moved up to number 43 in the world rankings and will look to carry on from where he left off in Auckland, here in his home nation.

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At 38, Lopez Looking At Another Good Year Ahead

Feliciano Lopez made his debut in 2002  and has been an evergreen member on the tour since.

Once ranked as high as number 12 in the world, he is currently ranked just within the top 60 and still continues to be a force, especially on grass and the faster surfaces in both the singles and doubles versions.

Lopez, most recently won the singles and doubles titles at the Queen’s Club ATP 500 continuing to hone in on his serve and volley game well suited to the surface.

The 2020 season has seen him play an important role in the doubles game, assisting Team Spain in getting to the finals of the inaugural ATP Cup, but falling short of defeating Serbia in the final tie.

Lopez lost a tight quarter-final at the Auckland Open to Next Gen Polish star Hubert Hurkacz, and was defeated in the opening round of the Australian Open by top ten ranked countryman Roberto Bautista Agut.

The Spanish veteran, will  be looking forward to the faster indoor surfaces and in turn getting his season back on track hereon.

 Ugo Humbert v Feliciano Lopez Predictions & Tips

This will be an interesting match-up with the differing, yet attacking styles of the two players.

Humbert will have the crowd on his side, and with the younger legs, if he can return to the form he was in at the start of the year, expect him to nudge out the grass court veteran, Lopez.

Tip: Humbert to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click here to get these odds with Unibet)

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