The tournaments of the Challenger circuit on clay are decidedly auspicious at the second for Toulouse gamers. Last week, Hugo Gaston reached the final in Rome (Italy), his first in this class, to succeed in the greatest rating of his profession (147th).
Yesterday, Benjamin Bonzi climbed to the final in Ostrava (Czech Republic), dominating Elias Ymer (193rd) at the finish of an inconceivable scenario (6-3, 4-6, 7-6 ). The Swede certainly served twice for the match in the final spherical (at 5-4 then 6-5) earlier than main largely in the decisive sport (3-0).
However, the Toulousain du Stade (24 years outdated), already assured to succeed in the greatest rating of his profession (119th), had the nerves to show the state of affairs round and conclude on his first match level: “I’m alone on site, without a coach (Editor’s note: Lionel Zimbler), and I will try to do as well in the final (against Argentinian Renzo Olivo, 231st). “
He had achieved this in South Africa final February, on arduous (Potchesfstroom), to afford his first Challenger title after a failure in the final in Istanbul a few weeks earlier.
And Reboul-Doumbia put it again
For their half, Fabien Reboul and Sadio Doumbia proceed their double raid. The duettists from Stade Toulousain received their second Challenger in two weeks in Rome. Here they’re with 5 titles in this class. What to dream of an invite to the Roland-Garros event as they attain their greatest world rating (137th, 138th)? The query will change into official.