2020 Western & Southern Open – Grigor Dimitrov vs Ugo Humbert Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Grigor Dimitrov vs Ugo Humbert taking place? Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Grigor Dimitrov vs Ugo Humbert on and what time does it start? Saturday 22nd, 2020 – TBC (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Grigor Dimitrov vs Ugo Humbert? No tickets are available as the 2020 Western & Southern Open will be played behind closed doors

What channel is Grigor Dimitrov vs Ugo Humbert on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Grigor Dimitrov vs Ugo Humbert? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

THE PREDICTION

World number 19 Grigor Dimitrov may have been glad of the break in play after a middling start to his 2020 season failed to live up to the strong end to his previous year. The Bulgarian has looked leggy on tour in the past and he could well be one of the players to benefit most from an extended break from the rigours of tour, and certainly should considered a dark horse for this tournament.

He faces young Frenchman Ugo Humbert for the second time having beat him in the first round of the Paris Masters last October, with the world number 42 keen to continue his excellent 2020 form. Humbert won his first ATP title in Auckland back in January and, unlike Dimitrov, may have found this break quite unhelpful in halting his momentum.

Humbert has a bright future but it will be interesting to see what version of Grigor Dimitrov he faces in the first round here in New York. When the Bulgarian was last here he made it all the way to the semi-finals of the US Open and he will be aiming to emulate that in an unprecedented draw that could see several top threats not participate. A win here will do nicely for a start.

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