By Baptiste hue
Published on 23 Dec 20 at 19:17
From February 8 to 14, 2021, are the dates for the Cherbourg Challenger appropriate?
The Cherbourg Challenger meets in direct opposition to the Australian Open (February 8-21), the first Grand Slam of the yr the place the greatest gamers in the world often meet. Is the Cherbourg event doomed to welcome second knives, categorized past the 2 hundredth place in the world? Well no ! The fortnight imposed on gamers on their arrival in Australia might certainly cool multiple.
Many have had a tough time residing below a bell at the US Open. I feel some gamers will favor to keep and play in Europe, why not just a few members of the Top 100.
Instead of crossing the planet, gamers might be tempted to afford a 100% French program, with the three-week sequence of the Challengers from Quimper, Orléans and Cherbourg, positioned simply earlier than the ATP 250 tournaments in Montpellier and Marseille.
Can we hope for a giant plateau in Cherbourg?
Anthony Thiébot is satisfied that he can be ready to get well some “old coupons” who will strive to revive themselves by going via the challenger circuit. He secretly desires of discovering names like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille on the checklist., two gamers who skilled a near-white season in 2020 due to accidents. “I heard that Pouille would make challengers at the start of the season,” warns Anthony Thiébot. “In recent years, we have had Gilles Simon, Jérémy Chardy or Benoît Paire without offering them financial guarantees. So you never know… ”In addition, the director hopes to entice promising younger folks, likeHugo gaston, the tricolor revelation of the final Roland-Garros.
Will the method be the similar?
Gone is the 48-player desk arrange for 2 years! We return to the earlier method, with 32 gamers. We particularly witness the massive comeback of the qualifying desk at the Bagatelle advanced in Tourlaville with 16 gamers.
Is the endowment rising?
To encourage the organizers who make the effort to preserve their event in the present context, the ATP has determined to give a serving to hand by supporting the improve in “prize-money”. Cherbourg due to this fact turns into a Challenger 100, and not a Challenger 80, with a rise in earnings and ATP factors distributed. Another argument to persuade some good gamers to line up at Chantereyne and not at the antipodes …
Will it happen even in closed session?
Like the handball gamers of JS Cherbourg who’re at present taking part in behind closed doorways, the organizers of the Cherbourg Challenger would preserve their event even in the absence of an viewers. In the occasion of a closed session, the group would discover “solutions” to make the occasion interactive, with stay broadcasting on the web, communication operations on social networks.
Obviously, we concern this speculation and we would like to have a minimum of one gauge to have just a few folks. But, you may have to be ready for any eventuality. If household meals at Christmas trigger clusters, the third wave would happen throughout our dates, at the starting of February. It would not be good for us …