By Baptiste hue
Published on 15 Feb 21 at 21:37
A like … ACES: Ruben Bemelmans constructed his final success by relying specifically on environment friendly service. He is the one who holds the aces file (49) over the week.
B like… BELGIUM: This is the first time that Belgium has been in the highlight in Cherbourg. France has gained half (14) of the 28 editions. Bulgaria and Italy observe (twice).
C like… CANAL + : Two Canal + journalists from the journal Interior Sport adopted Hugo Gaston’s profession. The report shall be broadcast subsequent May.
D like… FROM SCHEPPER: His 13e participation in the challenger didn’t carry him luck. The Bordeaux participant, who has solely missed the assembly as soon as (in 2019) since his first look in 2008, was eradicated from the 1er singles and doubles spherical.
E as… ELECTED: Several elected officers insisted on being current throughout the awards ceremony. In their speeches, some of them mentioned that the ultimate was “really exceptional”. What superlatives will they discover when it truly is?
F like… FOREJTEK: The discovery of younger nuggets, that is what makes the allure of the Challenger. Beyond Hugo Gaston, this yr we are going to keep in mind the presence of Jonas Forejtek (19 years outdated). The younger Czech, world No. 1 juniors in 2019, pulled himself out of qualifying earlier than failing at 1er in opposition to Geerts, after the longest match of the week (2 h 29).
G like… GASTON: The headliner Hugo Gaston failed in the semi-finals. The studying continues for this good boy.
H like… IN CAMERA: Covid requires, the event passed off behind closed doorways. Hello the environment …
I like… ISTOMIN: Old 33e world, winner of Djokovic 4 years in the past at the Australian Open, Denis Istomin was one of the sights of the event. The Uzbek had the misfortune to meet Bemelmans on his approach from the 2e tower…
J like… JANUARY: Recalcitrant to take the PCR take a look at and plaintive in lots of respects, Maxime Janvier won’t depart a nice reminiscence of his passage, each humanly and sportingly as a result of he gave up at 1er spherical of the single and gave up his 1er double flip, misplaced in 35 minutes.
Ok like… KLEIN: Quarter-finalist in singles, winner in doubles, Slovakian Lukas Klein pocketed a examine for five,105 euros.
L like… LINDSTEDT: World No. 3 in doubles in 2013, winner of the Australian Open in 2014, Swede Robert Lindstedt (43) failed (6-1, 6-2) in the first spherical, in the anonymity of Bagatelle .
M like… MATHIEU : Paul-Henri Mathieu got here to touch upon the weekend’s conferences for FFT TV. Hard to discover nicer than the outdated 12e worldwide …
N like… NAKASHIMA: Seeded n ° 3, Brandon Nakashima got here to Cherbourg solely to have an damage famous and forfeit. The American left with out taking the time to apologize to the organizers who denounced “a lack of correction. “
O like… OLIVETTI: Albano Olivetti failed for the 3e occasions in the doubles ultimate. When it would not …
P like… PARTNERS: Hats off to the companions, private and non-private, most of whom have maintained their participation so as to enable the event to proceed regardless of the absence of the public.
Q like… QUALIFS: The qualifying desk was very excessive this yr with specifically, seeded n ° 1, the Breton Manuel Guinard (306e), a participant who had caught a 6-3, 6-2 two weeks earlier in Quimper to… Ruben Bemelmans.
R like… ROSOL: The outdated 26e world was one of the massive gamers of the week. Physically blunt, he utterly missed out on his ultimate.
S like… SUPERVISOR: Roland Herfel, the German supervisor of this edition, was not unanimous. Hoping to discover the pleasant and really competent Cherbourg resident Stéphane Crétois subsequent yr …
T like… THIÉBOT: A Thiébot can disguise one other. After Alain, event director for 27 years, his son Anthony took over the reins this yr.
U like… UTOPIA: The event has lengthy hoped for the coming Andy Murray. Due to the well being rules in power in France, this loopy concept was simply a utopia …
V like… VILLETTE: Arthur Rinderknech, semi-finalist, is coached by Bricquebêt Sébastien Villette, former tennis participant (2/6) at TC Blanc-Ruisseau.
W like… WU: After Yen-Hsun Lu, semi-finalist of the Challenger in 2006, that is the second time that a Taiwanese has come to Cherbourg. Eliminated in the first spherical, Tung-Lin Wu appears much less promising than his superb compatriot, quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 2010.
X like… XXL: Several gamers current in singles or doubles had been pressured to bow their heads when coming into the locker room, like Olivetti (2.03m), De Schepper (2.03m), Pel (1.98m), Rinderknech (1.96 m), Guinard (1.96 m), Janvier (1.96 m), Arends (1.96 m) …
Y like … YOUTUBE: To put together for his match in opposition to Gojowczyk, Hugo Gaston defined that he had watched movies of the German participant on YouTube the day earlier than.
Z like… ZUK: The younger Polish Kacper Zuk had a good run till the quarter-finals. We will speak about him once more in the future …