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Cologne 2: Herbert stalls in front of Sinner

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 22, 2020
Pierre-Hugues Herbert failed to surprise Jannick Sinner. Faced with a very solid Italian, the player from qualifying was eliminated from the Cologne tournament (6-3, 6-1). The Frenchman was dominated in all areas of the game by the 46th place in the ATP ranking. The Alsatian, who committed three double faults, was broken on the first game of the match. If he was able to break in the wake, this game set the tone for a game where P2H was unable to take the lead. His second break to return to 3-3 was unsuccessful, he went on to lose the next three games, and therefore the first set. This bad streak stretched into the second round. Losing two consecutive service games, the Frenchman trailed 6-3, 5-0. Pierre-Hugues Herbert has therefore lost eight games in a row. It was too much to hope to join Adrian Mannarino in the quarter-finals of the Cologne tournament. Even if he stopped the bleeding, he conceded a shutout of the stride to bow in 1h18. In the next round, Jannick Sinner, invited to Cologne, could face another French player: Gilles Simon.

COLOGNE 2 (GERMANY, ATP 250, hard indoor, 325,610 €)
First edition

2nd round
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 1) beats Millman (AUS): 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Mannarino (FRA, n ° 8) beats Kecmanovic (SER): 6-3, 6-3
Shapovalov (CAN, n ° 3) – Simon (FRA)
Sinner (ITA, WC) bat Herbert (FRA, Q) : 6-3, 6-1

Struff (ALL, n ° 7) – Nishioka (JAP)
Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 5) beats Gerasimov (BUL, Q): 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4)
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) beats Johnson (USA): 7-6 (3), 6-3
Otte (ALL, LL) – Schwartzman (ARG, n ° 2)

1st round
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 1) – Bye
Millman (AUS) beats Verdasco (ESP): 6-4, 6-2
Kecmanovic (SER) beats Nagal (IND, LL): 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1
Mannarino (FRA, n ° 8) bat Popyrin (AUS, LL): 6-2, 6-2

Shapovalov (CAN, n ° 3) – Bye
Simon (FRA) beats Thompson (AUS): 6-3, 7-5
Herbert (FRA, Q) beats Sandgren (USA): 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Sinner (ITA, WC) beats Duckworth (AUS, LL): 6-1, 6-2

Struff (ALL, n ° 7) beats Cecchinato (ITA): 6-3, 6-1
Nishioka (JAP) beats Edmund (GBR): 6-4, 6-0
Gerasimov (BUL, Q) beats Altmaier (ALL, WC): 6-1, 6-0
Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 5) – Bye

Johnson (USA) beats Cilic (CRO, n ° 9): 7-6 (3), 6-4
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) beats Dzumhur (BIH, Q): 6-2, 6-3
Otte (ALL, LL) beats Novak (AUT, Q): 6-3, 6-2
Schwartzman (ARG, n ° 2) – Bye