The French 21 year-old Humbert currently has a world ranking of 57 and overcame the Norwegian Casper Ruud 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-3 in the first round, then comfortably saw off the Italian Marco Cecchinato (the 2018 French Open semi-finalist) 6-1 6-4 in the second round.
The 20 year-old Canadian Shapovalov is currently at an all-time high world ranking of 13 and is the second seed in this tournament. With top seed Fabio Fognini having fallen by the wayside earlier in the tournament, Denis Shapovalov is now the favourite to win the event.
Shapovalov received a bye in the first round here, then beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil in straight sets – 6-4 7-6 (7-2) – in the second round. Shapovalov hit 12 aces and 33 winners in defeating Pospisil.
Head To Head
This pair have met once previously on the ATP tour, in the second round at the Lyon Open in France in May 2019. On that occasion it was Shapovalov who came through in three sets on the clay, winning 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-2.
Ugo Humbert vs Denis Shapovalov ATP Betting Lines & Prediction
Shapovalov again looks the bet to win here, with his form since the 2019 USA Open seeing him pull off some excellent results and performances against a number of leading players.
The Money Line odds see Shapovalov at -270 (1.37) with 888sport, with Humbert rated at +240 (3.40) with bet365. We’ll take Shapovalov to win 2-0 in the Set Betting at -110 (1.90) with 888Sport as the tip.