The member of TC Boulogne-Billancourt, seeded N.1 of the event, had the final phrase in opposition to Kenny de Schepper, the native of the stage, with the rating of 6-3, 6-7, 10-7.
He began with a defeat on Monday within the group stage. But Arthur Rinderknech (25 years outdated, TC Boulogne-Billancourt), French No. 15 and 178th on the planet, lastly ended his columérin stick with the winner’s trophy.
“Physically, it was nonetheless not simple to chain 5 video games in three days. Moreover, after I entered the working, I pulled a bit an excessive amount of on the left adductor. Fortunately, my physique held. good till the top, “mentioned the N.1 seed.
“I didn’t produce my best tennis”
In the ultimate, he began as favourite in opposition to Kenny de Schepper (33 years outdated, N.26 French, 664th world), licensed at US Colomiers. But the struggle lasted greater than two hours for successful gained on an excellent tie-break as a decisive spherical (6-3, 6-7, 10-7). “With Kenny, we know each other well. However, it was the first time that we met each other. In this tournament, I have to admit that I did not produce my best tennis. everything, I had not come here to make the extras. We offered a beautiful final with suspense. And morally, it is always good to finish the year on a title. Even if the approach was necessarily different since the format of the competition has nothing to do with the events of the international circuit “, defined the native of Gassin (Var).
“It’s still a total blur for the next season”
Ranked 327th on the planet on the finish of 2019, Arthur distinguished himself this yr by successful his first two titles on the Challenger circuit (2nd division of professional tennis) in Rennes on the finish of January, then in Calgary (Canada) at the start of March. But for 2021, given the well being context, he can’t mission himself with serenity: “It is still a total vagueness for the next season. In principle, I should be able to take part in the qualifications for the Australian Open. However, at the moment, I don’t know when and how they will unfold. Until then, I will take a few days of vacation first (smile). “
Note that 4 different Haut-Garonnais, licensed at Stade Toulousain, had been on the beginning line. On arrival, Paul Cayre (1V-2D) and Fabien Reboul (2V-1D) completed third of their group. For their half, Sadio Doumbia (2V-1D) and Arthur Reymond (2V-1D) took 2nd place.
Kenny de Schepper reassured himself
“My body responded well. It is obviously reassuring for the next season.” Despite his loss within the last, which is furthermore at dwelling, Kenny de Schepper may maintain smiling when he got here off the courtroom. After two accidents in 2019 (tennis elbow to the left elbow and herniated disc), the previous 62nd world (in 2014) discovered the nice emotions, each bodily and tennis. Just earlier than the Columérin event, he had chained two occasions in Spain (defeat within the quarters, then defeat within the 1st spherical) of the ITF circuit (third division of professional tennis), successful every time three matches within the qualifying desk. “I finally had a good test with these three consecutive weeks of competition by chaining fifteen games. It had been a very long time since I had been in this situation. On the physical level, it was necessarily intense, especially here in Colomiers with a group stage and a final phase over three days. As for my game, I continue to improve, “mentioned the left-hander, supported by the volunteers of the event approved to happen within the stands. Regarding his last in opposition to Arthur Rinderknech, Kenny notably led 5 video games to 2 within the second spherical. Then, within the tremendous tie-break, he glued to 6-6, then to 7-7. “After the loss of the first set, I knew how to stay in the match. Seeing that I am able to compete with a member of the top 200, it gives me even more motivation to have a good 2021 season,” mentioned the native de Bordeaux, arrived at US Colomiers in 2012.
Pool A : Louis Dussin beats Arthur Rinderknech 3-6, 6-2, 10-8; Maxime Hamou beats Paul Cayre 6-2, 7-5; Arthur Rinderknech beats Paul Cayre 4-6, 6-3, 10-4; Maxime Hamou beats Louis Dussin 7-5, 6-3; Arthur Rinderknech beats Maxime Hamou 7-6, 6-4; Paul Cayre beats Louis Dussin 6-4, 7-5.
Pool B : Quentin Halys beats Alexis Musialek 6-3, 5-7, 10-8; Jules Okala beats Arthur Reymond 5-7, 6-2, 10-8; Arthur Reymond beats Quentin Halys 4-1 retirement; Jules Okala beats Alexis Musialek 6-1, 6-4; Jules Okala beats Quentin Halys 3-0 retirement; Arthur Reymond beats Alexis Musialek 3-0 retirement.
Pool C : Kenny de Schepper beats Hugo Pontico 6-3, 6-2; Fabien Reboul beats Thomas Laurent 7-6, 6-2; Fabien Reboul beats Kenny de Schepper 3-6, 6-3, 11-9; Hugo Pontico beats Thomas Laurent 6-0, 6-1; Kenny de Schepper beats Thomas Laurent 6-3, 6-0; Hugo Pontico beats Fabien Reboul 6-3, 6-1.
Pool D : Maxime Mora beats Sadio Doumbia 6-3, 3-6, 10-7; Albano Olivetti beats Mathieu Perchicot 7-6, 7-6; Sadio Doumbia beats Mathieu Perchicot 7-6, 6-1; Maxime Mora beats Albano Olivetti 6-2, 6-4; Sadio Doumbia beats Albano Olivetti 7-5, 3-0 retirement; Maxime Mora beats Mathieu Perchicot 6-1, 6-1.
Semi-finals : Kenny de Schepper beats Jules Okala 7-6, 3-6, 10-5; Arthur Rinderknech beats Maxime Mora 6-4, 6-4.
Final : Arthur Rinderknech beats Kenny de Schepper 6-3, 6-7, 10-7.