Both competing on Monday for the first day of the 2021 US Open, Benoit Paire and Ugo Humbert have a great card to play as they could face off in the second round if they are successful.
The first, who has regained real health in recent weeks with the culmination of a quarter-final on the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati will face the Serbian Dusan Lajovic, author of a very average season despite a jump in Toronto. The Avignon player will therefore logically be the favorite in this duel.
The runner-up, who was knocked out by Frances Tiafoe in Ohio, finds himself up against German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, who should not pose a real danger for Messin despite a strong qualifying run. 26th in the world this Monday, Ugo can nurture great ambitions in the Big Apple provided that his rank is respected.
Beginning of the matches from 5 p.m. French time, and to follow live on our website.