Play In Challenger Lille 2024 : Rinderknech on time, Paire ousted

Top seed of the tournament, Arthur Rinderknech (90the) justified his ranking by upsetting Swiss Leandro Riedi (160th). One break in each set was enough for the French player, winner 6-4, 6-4 in 1h30.

He will be faced this Thursday to Lucas Pouille (289th), for an exciting opposition.

For Benoît Paire, it is already the end. As last year, native from Avignon (110th, 3rd seed of the tournament) was once again knocked out in three sets by a Belgium player. This time, it is the young Alexander Blockx (19 years, 313rd), more determined, more focus, and more patient in the game, who ousted him (6-4, 5-7, 6-3). He will be opposed in following round to Finnish Otto Virtanen (131st), who did not have an easy task to take out  German Oscar Otte (286th) : 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (170th) is also going on, winner of Japaneese Sho himabukuro (175th) 6-4, 7-5.

After winning the first set against Syrian Hazem Naw (337th), Grégoire Barrère (124th) joins also quarter final after the withdrawal of his opponent.

A lot of French players on the courts this Thursday for the end of the second round with Pierre-Hugues Herbert (166th) opposed to his compatriot Tristan Lamasine (285th). Titouan Droguet will be opposed to Belgium Joris De Loore (211st).

Leave a Reply