At the Uriage tournament (Isère), renowned for showcasing young talent, it was Frenchman Ugo Blanchet (23) who won.
This Sunday, July 17, the Uriage tournament delivered its verdict. In Isère, this tournament is renowned for revealing nuggets. The objective of this tournament (ITF $25,000) is above all to “allowing developing talents to come and harden themselves”, as we explained Vincent Batteux, tournament director, before the competition. This year again, it is a young tricolor who lifts the trophy. In the final, Ugo Blanchet beat defending champion Giovanni Mpetshi-Perricard, in straight sets (6-2/6-3).
Ugo Blanchet, logic respected
In the final, the Haut-Savoyard made the lightning speak, wasting no time. Better ranked than his opponent, (396th in the world against 512e), Ugo Blanchet quickly folded the meeting. Without leaving the slightest suspense, he won in two dry sets, and in just 1h04 of play. Seeded number 3 of the tournament, Blanchet arrives with full confidence. At the beginning of July, he had already won an M25 level tournament, in Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain). For Blanchet, it is also the third title of the season. On his way, he also beat the highly anticipated Gabriel Debru. Local of the stage, the Isérois arrives with the label of the recent winner of Roland-Garros Juniors.
Mpetshi consoles himself with the double
Not in the game in the final, the young Giovanni Mpetshi-Perricard came very close to two doubles. First as defending champion, he who won the Uriage tournament last year when he was 18 years old. Then as a doubles winner. With the Ivorian Eliakim Coulibaly as teammate, the Lyonnais lifted the trophy with two. In the final, they beat the pair made up of Swiss Adrien Burdet and Frenchman Alexandre Reco. The tricolor youth will have shone, with five representatives out of the eight engaged in the quarter-finals of the singles.