One of the two semi-finals of the Bordeaux Challenger tournament will oppose two French players. This Thursday, Richard Gasquet and Ugo Humbert met in the last four.
The final of the Bordeaux tournament, registered on the Challenger circuit, will concern at least one French player. After the qualification of Richard Gasquet, Ugo Humbert indeed joined his compatriot in the last four. In the last quarter-final on the program of the day in Gironde, the Messin titled in Cagliari at the beginning of the month imitated the Biterrois by also winning, against Stan Wawrinka (7-5, 6-1). Andy Murray’s faller in the previous round in a clash between two former cadors of the circuit on the clay courts of Villa Primrose, the Swiss, 84th in the standings now, had everything to thwart the plans of the 50th in the world, winner, him, in 8th of the final of the great hope of our tennis player Arthur Fils. Wawrinka did not weigh heavily against the Lorrain, however, impressive in particular behind his first ball (6 aces, 75% of points won behind his first services) and who even pulverized the Swiss in the second set after a very tight first round between both men (7-5, 6-1).
Towards a final against finalist Madrid…
Gasquet had much more difficulties to defeat, again in two sets (7-6, 6-3) Mikael Ymer. In the first set, won… 16 points to 14 in the decisive game by the Frenchman, the latter, who had obtained three set points at 5-4, had to dismiss four in turn in this tie- endless break before being able to breathe. Especially since the Swede didn’t really bother him afterwards. They will be our only two representatives, however, in the semi-finals in Bordeaux. Corentin Moutet, also present in the quarter-finals, did not exist (6-3, 6-2 defeat) against a Jan-Lennard Struff who remained on a final lost in three sets in Madrid against Carlos Alcaraz when he was lucky loser. No offense to Humbert and Gasquet, the German, who will face the Argentinian Etcheverry on Friday, could well go to the end this time of this test which smiled nine times at the French (Guy Forget and Marc Giquel won at two times).