The second match of the quarterfinals was fought between qualifier Lloyd Harris (ATP 90) and Frenchman Ugo Humbert (ATP 38). In the end it was Humbert who was able to beat the South African in two sets (6/3, 7/6).
In the first set, the Frenchman was able to win the first half of the match with two breaks. However, it was in the second set that the Frenchman struggled against the tough South African.
Harris missed out on some crucial points in the tie break. “Lloyd had a very good service. I tried to return as much as I could. I just played my game. I am very pleased with today’s match. With my service I was able to variate a lot and I played very aggressively. Last year I reached the semi-finals, this year I want to do even better. I will do my best to achieve a nice result. I want to thank the fans for their support today, it really pleased me. I like to play in Antwerp,” said Humbert after the match.
He will make his way to the semi-finals, where he will meet Daniel Evans.