The 44th racket of the world, Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, in three sets, defeated Belarusian Ilya Ivashka, who occupies the 80th line of the ATP rating, with a 4/6, 6/4, 6/2 score in the second round of the Montpellier tournament.
The match lasted 2 hours and 2 minutes. During this time, 27-year-old Herbert completed eight aces, made a mistake four times in filing and sold four break points, while 24-year-old Ivashka filed a full eight times, made nine double mistakes and made two breaks.
This was the first official meeting of tennis players. In the quarterfinal of the Open Sud de France competition, Herbert will play with Canadian Denis Shapovalov