While Britons Manuel Guinard and Evan Furness were knocked out in the first round of qualifying at Wimbledon, local tennis fans cast their evolution on another player. However, he is not Breton and plays under the British banner but his father is well known to sports enthusiasts from Morbihan. Young Arthur Féry (19), son of Loïc Féry, president of FC Lorient, passed his first round against Thomas Fabbiano (174th in the world). A sacred performance for the Franco-British, born in Sèvres in 2002, ranked 615th ATP.
A family of athletes
Besides his father, Loïc, passionate about sport and tennis, Arthur Féry was able to receive advice from his mother, Olivia, 200th in the world in the 90s. Born in France, with two French parents, would it be possible to see him under tricolor flag? “I’ve lived here (in England) since I was six months old. I have dual nationality and it is not possible to train in France, but I keep the doors open, ”he explained to RMC Sport in 2019. What is certain is that the young tennis player will try this year to seek his place in the main draw. Something he missed last year, in the last round of qualifying against Tallon Griekspoor (124th in the world), when he was leading 2 sets to 0.