Montauban. 28th Tennis Open at Le Ramier: the stage is set

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As the second and final round of qualifying unfolded, the main draw for the 28th Tennis Open was drawn yesterday. The number 1 seed goes to Frenchman Kenny De Schepper, 8th runner-up at Wimbledon in 2013.

Bordeaux’s Kenny De Schepper, 62nd in the world in 2014 (367th at the ATP currently) now 35 years old and Mischa Zverez, brother of Alexander, 25th at the ATP in his time (34 years old), will have to do facing an army of young wolves eager to put their name on the charts. Among them, a host of French people, led by Arthur Mayot, coached by Thierry Tulasne, seed number 2, winner of the 2020 junior Australian Open, Giovanni M’Petschi (19 in July) semi-finalist of Roland-Garros junior last year, or Arthur Reymond, a former ATM. Logic would have it that De Schepper and Mayot meet in the final on Sunday for a fratricidal duel, but it is rare for the first two seeds to meet at the end of the week, as the course is strewn with pitfalls. Especially since you have to go back to 2017 to find traces of the last Frenchman to win in Montauban. It was Fabien Reboul, who succeeded Gleb Sakharov, Tristan Lamasine and Pierre-Hugues Hébert, winner twice consecutively (2012 and 2013). Last year, it was the Italian Franco Agamenon who won on the clay courts of Le Ramier.

Among the thirty-two players in the running, also designated the Moroccan Lamine Ouahab, winner in Montauban in… 2006 and the Russian Mikalai Haliak, who will be considered “neutral” given the war in Ukraine.

Yesterday, the draw for the main draw was carried out by the tournament supervisor, Philippe Gros and by Thibaut Verdier, a player from the Ligue d’Occitanie, in the presence of Philippe Chaumerliac, president of the departmental committee and Michel Orliac, president of the ATM.

Today, the serious things begin with the first round of the doubles tournament (eight matches) and the first exchanges in singles (four matches).

The tournament is endowed with 25,000 euros which are distributed as follows: 234 € for a first round, 387 for the 2nd, 657 € for a quarter-final, 1,130 € in the semi-final, 1,908 € for the finalist and 3 €239 for the winner.

The ATM wishes to offer places every day according to the following conditions:
During the Open: Every day the first 10 correct answers to 05 63 03 30 38 benefit from free entry. June 21-22: Winner of the Montauban Open, he delivered the decisive point of France’s victory in the Davis Cup final. Who is he ?

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