The 44th World No., Frenchman Herbert Pierre Hugues, beat American Denis Kudla, who is at the 63rd line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/2, 6/1 at the start of the Montpellier tournament.
The meeting lasted 56 minutes. During this time, the 27-year-old Herbert completed seven aces, made a mistake when serving and sold four break points, and the 26-year-old Kudla filed a double, made two double mistakes and did not make a single break.
Now the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. Herbert’s next opponent in the Open Sud de France competition will be either Belarus’s Ilya Ivashka or Italian Thomas Fabbiano.