It is THE first blockbuster of the tournament, and it comes as of the third round. Grégoire Barrère, who won last year, will face Serbian Viktor Troicki, Davis Cup winner in 2010, in the wonderful frame of night session.
Entrance of Grégoire Barrère this Wednesday 20 March perfectly happened. Capturing the crown last year, the young French player was opposed to Belgium Yannick Mertens, from qualifying,and very convincing in the first round against French Evan Furness. After a tight beginning, Grégoire managed to impose his game to eventually win in two sets.
As to Viktor Troicki, ranked 12th in 2011, he made also strong start in the tournament, ousting Grégoire Jacq then German Daniel Brands, making a very good impression.
The match will occur in the spectacular frame of night session, with DJ, speaker and raffle. All ingredients are mixed to highlight this meeting, and to make this evening an unforgetable one. Let’s now play the characters…We mention that this night session is totally free, as the raffle. It will begin from 6,30 pm, with opposition between Quentin Halys and Matthias Bachinger, followed by the match between Grégoire Barrère and Viktor Troicki.
As starters, we will follow very closely young French hope Rayane Roumane, 18 years. Winner of Petits As in 2014, he won his first two matches in challenger and made very strong impression. He will be expected today around noon, and will be opposed to British Jan Choinski.