After qualifying, the TC Marseillan player lost yesterday in the first round against the Belgian Joris de Loore.
Eleven wins in matches. with in passing a first title won in singles. Such was the assessment of Ugo Blanchet (22 years old, 674th in the world) on the ITF circuit during the three weeks preceding the Internationals of Toulouse-Balma. A Haut-Garonnaise stage that he attacked on Monday through qualifying. After two successes, he was also the only representative of Occitanie from the “qualifiers” to enter the final table. But yesterday, in the first round, his journey ended in two sets (6-1, 7-6) against the Belgian Joris de Loore (959th), also passed through the qualifications.
“I struggled to get into the match against an opponent who was hitting very hard and who had a lot of success. In the second set, I was more in the rhythm. But I missed a bit of benchmarks on this hard surface to succeed in turning the game “, delegated the member of TC Marseillan.
235 places gained at ATP since January
Nevertheless, this fan of Tsonga and denier, a student in STAPS, had something to keep his head high with a season marked by the gain of 235 places since January in the ATP ranking. “Before coming to Balma, I will stay in three tournaments played in Monastir, Tunisia, on hard. I had a very interesting level of play with of course this victory in the final during the second week of this tour which gave me has made it possible to climb 184 places. Winning a first title on the circuit is always an important step. But physically, despite the series of matches, I felt good when I arrived here “, sums up the young man , launched into the world of the little yellow ball by his father, in Ain, “with a first racket on my second birthday”.