(CNN)Shoes, hats, bags. Ugo Humbert arrives atWimbledon'sNo. 2 Court with most of the essentials needed for the second round against Casper Ruud, with the exception of theracket.
After a 90 minute rain delay, Hambert had to confront his Norwegian opponent and tell the referee that there was nothing to hit the ball, further stopping the match. Did. ..
"I don't have a racket. I'm sorry," Hambert, who apologized, told the referee before throwing the ball.
Humbert and Ludo waited just a few minutes for someone to rush to the court with three rackets, leading to cheers and applause from the Wimbledon crowd, and a sheepish smile from the French. I had to.
Perhaps it was due to his embarrassment and non-ideal preparation, but Humbert lost the first set and offended Ludo (the runner-up of this year's French Open) with four sets.
Humbert defeated Ludo's serve six times and beat 53 winners as he advanced to the third round.
Hamburg's 3-66-2 7-5 6-4 victory is one of the biggest shocks of men's draws to date, and the best that the third seed, Ludo, is knocked. Rank player. out.
Humbert, ranked 112th in the world, has previously been successful on the grass. The 24-year-old was ranked in the top 25 of the world last year after winning the Halle Open in Germany in 2021.
After a two-hour, 36-minute victory over Ludo, Humbert said: The surface suits his playing style.
"I love playing on the grass. I played a lot of good matches," said Hamburg. "This is a big win. I'm very happy that he has played very well in the last few years."
Humbert will face Belgian David Goffin in the third round.