Updated: June 30, 2022 11:00:41 am
Ugo Humbert had 90 minutes to fill before his delayed Wimbledon match against Casper Ruud on Wednesday but it still wasn’t enough to pack properly as he turned up at Number Two Court missing a vital piece of equipment – a tennis racket.
The Frenchman had been forced to wait to face the third seed due to rain but as the umpire called the players to begin their knock-up, despite coming on court carrying a massive red bag, the 24-year-old sheepishly admitted: “I don’t have any rackets – sorry for that.”
Ugo Humbert turned up without racquets for his match vs Casper Ruud😂🧟♂️💀 pic.twitter.com/raR92u26JG
— Llama Says ☄🌠🚀 (@funnyzeitgist) June 29, 2022
Humbert’s embarrassment did not last long as somebody appeared within a couple of minutes clutching three rackets.
Perhaps the confusion impacted his concentration as he lost the first set before coming back strongly to win the second-round match 3-6 6-2 7-5 6-4.
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Ruud was making his third appearance at the All England Club. His victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Monday was his first at the grass-court Grand Slam.
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