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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Ugo Humert Olympics 2021 LIVE score, updates and commentary - Tsitsipas lost to Humbert 6-2, 6-7 (4), 2-6

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 28, 2021 06:51 GMT

Tsitsipas lost to Humbert 6-2, 6-7 (4), 2-6

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06:51 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Thank you for tuning in for this riveting encounter between the two Nextgen stalwarts. Do follow Sportskeeda for all the latest action from the Tokyo Olympics. Goodbye and stay safe!

06:50 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas will be ruing a lot of things when he heads back in the locker, but he'll have his chance again at Paris 2024.

06:50 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

It was a pretty erroneous game from both youngsters in the deciding set, but Humbert steered the match in his favour with his huge serves - hitting 5 aces in the 3rd set itself.

06:49 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert, on his part, missed his fair few shots as well but came up with the big-match play on the crucial points.

06:48 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas gave a completely toothless performance in the deciding set, coming up with only 3 winners for a whopping 17 unforced errors.

06:47 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Meanwhile, Tsitsipas seems to have missed a big opportunity of emulating his great-grandfather, who won a gold medal (in soccer) competing for Soviet Russia at the 1956 Olympics.

06:46 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert wins 6-2, 6-7 (4), 2-6, and will face Russia's Karen Khachanov for a place in the Bronze medal playoff.

06:45 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert finally converts, hitting another big serve down the T en route to recording a three-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas!

06:44 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

ANOTHER BIG SERVE from the Frenchman to bring up his 6th MATCHPOINT!

06:44 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

40-40, Humbert nets a low-margin cross-court backhand. The Frenchman seems to be nervy right now.

06:43 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert sets up a 5th MATCHPOINT after another Tsitsipas groundstrokes flies out.

06:42 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

40-40, Humbert just not able to cross the finishing line here.

06:42 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas with another stinker of a backhand return to give Humbert his 3rd MATCHPOINT!

06:41 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

40-40 again after Tsitsipas commits an unforced error.

06:41 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Another BREAKPOINT for Tsitsipas, who moved Humbert around well in that point.

06:40 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas has really lost the plot with his groundstrokes right now, hitting every second shot into the trenches.

06:39 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert with his 5th DOUBLE FAULT so far, giving Tsitsipas another BREAKPOINT!

06:39 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert with a line-licking serve down-the-middle which careens past Tsitsipas like a dragon fly. Deuce.

06:38 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Another BREAKPOINT for Tsitsipas as Humbert hits a backhand down the middle WAY OUT!

06:37 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

40-40, Humbert nets a backhand to give Tsitsipas a second lease on his life.

06:37 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Advantage Humbert, bringing up YET ANOTHER MATCHPOINT!

06:36 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas didn't do enough with his return there, giving Humbert an open court to work with.

06:36 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

30-40, Tsitsipas comes up with a BREAKPOINT after he baited Humbert with a cutting-edge slice that just found the line!

06:35 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert serves up his 4th DOUBLE FAULT, Tsitsipas with another look here.

06:35 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas with yet another unforced error, 12th in the third set so far.

06:34 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

15-15, Tsitsipas pulls Humbert wide with his return before finishing with a volley putaway.

06:34 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

15-0, Tsitsipas has absolutely come undone from the baseline at this point, hitting one wild error after another.

06:31 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas holds for 5-2, Humbert to serve for the match now.

06:31 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

40-15, another big serve from Tsitsipas to coerce a return error from Humbert.

06:30 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas wins the next two points by virtue of his serve though, which seems to be coming back to life now.

06:30 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humber seems to be toying with Tsitsipas at this point, cutting in a swash-buckling inside-in forehand winner past his flustered opponent.

06:29 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert leads 5-1 now, Tsitsipas serving to stay in the match.

06:29 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

That was an insane game from Humbert, who had to hit 2 ACES & some HUGE strokes to fend off Tsitsipas.

06:28 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Game point for Humbert after Tsitsipas blasts another shot way out.

06:28 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

30-30, Humbert with another BIG, BIG FIRST SERVE Down the T!

06:27 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

15-30, Tsitsipas showing good reflexes to punt back a short-swing return winner off Humbert's first serve.

06:27 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

The Frenchman is serving up bombs right now, tying the game at 15-15 after another huge first serve.

06:26 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert comes up with yet another double fault, his 3rd today.

06:25 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas has only won 7/17 first serve points in this set, struggling massively on his own serve.

06:24 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Tsitsipas' spirit seems to have deflated in this set, and the Greek isn't even cruising on his usually-reliable serve right now.

06:24 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert breaks Tsitsipas once again, leads 4-1 now!

06:24 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert has now missed two returns BY MILES in succession.

06:23 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

15-40, Tsitsipas still needs to stave off 2 BREAKPOINTS.

06:23 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert drives a huge return at Tsitsipas' shoelaces to bring up 3 BREAKPOINTS!

06:22 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert gets off to a 30-0 start on Tsitsipas serve. Is it over for the Greek?

06:22 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the first Greek man to win an Olympic singles match since Augustos Zerlendis at Paris way back in 1924, and can take pride in his Tokyo campaign even if he loses today.

06:21 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Humbert hits his 4th ACE of the match, holds for 3-1. Can Tsitsipas turn around his fortunes here?

06:20 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

Advantage Humbert, the Frenchman threading in a beautiful inside-in forehand winner past Tsitsipas.

06:20 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

40-40, Humbert is hitting some huge groundstrokes right now and directing them at opposite ends of the court, giving Tsitsipas hell out there.

06:19 (GMT)28 JUL 2021

That was some BIG TIME PLAY from Tsitsipas, who came up with super-pacy backhands in succession to win that point.
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