Quentin Halys (ranked 214th) keeps going in Play in Challenger of Lille, the Parisian player upset Lilian Marmousez 6-3, 7-5, and will be opposed in quarter final, this Friday, to a player he knows very well : Benjamin Bonzi (ranked 124th, second seed), who ousted Tristan Lamasine (257e) also in tow sets, 6-4, 6-3. The two players belong to the same generation (1996) and grew up together on tennis courts, the match is expected to be exciting. Maxime Janvier (219e) also reached quarter finals after his 3 sets victory over Romanian Jianu (390th), 6-7, 6-3, 6-3. He will play Arthur Rinderknech (third seed), who easilyknocked out Spanish Kuhn (250th): 6-3, 6-1.
Exceptional press conference with Sarah Pitkowski
The two other quarter finals will see double winner and top seed Grégoire Barrère (117e) opposed to Czech Jonas Forejtek (326th), and rising Belgium star Zizou Bergs (329th ) to Italian Arnaboldi (278th). This Friday will also be highlighted by the exceptional presence of Sarah Pitkowski, local former tennis player (best ranking : 29th), godmother of the tournament. She will held a press conference at 5 PM, in the facilities of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole.