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Pierre-Hugues Herbert 1st quarter

Published 11/03/2021
Herbert qualifies for the quarterfinals of Marseille

Pierre-Hugues Herbert 1st quarter

Pierre-Hugues Herbert started in the best fashion by breaking his opponent while being up 1-0. Up 3-1, the Frenchman defended 4 break points and held on to a 4-1 lead. This break advantage was enough for him to capture the 1st set 6-3 , and this despite a defective first serve.

At 2 all in the second Herbert, again seized the break opportunity he was presented with to break his opponent. A break that he followed up with a solid service game to go ahead 4-2. At the the change of ends, down 3-4, Norrie had the physio manipulate his back. No scare however and the Brit was immediately back in his feet. At 5-4 and serving for the match, Herbert did not fail.

In the quarters, a stage that he had never reached before in Marseille, Herbert will face the winner of the match between Lucas Pouille and Stefanos Tsitsipas. About that match, in his post match interview, Herbert said  : «  first of all I am going to watch that match because it will be a good one and then I will prepare my match.

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