Tennis (BNP Paribas Primrose): Defending champion Lucas Pouille exits in the first round, as do Gaston and Herbet. It’s okay for Villa player Elliot Benchetrit – ARL




May 10, 2022

Day 2 – End of adventure for title holder Lucas Pouille, but also for seeded number 1 Hugo Gaston beaten in two sets by Fernando Verdasco.

Lucas Pouille will play doubles

The winner of the 2019 edition, Lucas Pouille was eliminated in the first round of the tournament BNP Paribas. The 165th in the world lost in the tie-break of the third set when he had a match point at 6-5. His opponent Martin Cuevas (414th) will face the winner of the match between Benjamin Bonzi and Gregoire Barrere.

End of adventure for the seeded Hugo Gaston

The seeded number 1, Hugo Gaston is also eliminated in the first round. Beaten 2-6, 2-6 by the clay court specialist Fernando Verdascothe Frenchman competed in doubles with Alban Olivetti

It passes for Benchetrit

The player of the Villa Primrose, Elliot Benchetrit beat his former compatriot, Pierre-Hugues Herbert winner of the 4 “Grand Slam” in doubles with Nicolas Mahut (3-6, 7-6, 6-4). Benchetrit who plays for Morocco in the Davis Cup will find the Spaniard on his way Jaume Munarwinner against the American Stepan Kozlov (6-2, 6-3).

Sock, Daniel, Popyrin, Taberner and Pellegrino in 8th

In the other results, the French Calvin Hemery lost to the former world number, jack sock (6-7, 6-3, 7-6). The Russian under the ROC banner Kotov beaten down Monteiro (6-7, 6-3, 7-6), Kotov will face the Japanese Taro Danielvictorious against Joao Menezes (6-2, 6-1). On his side Popyrinthe Australian trained by Jeremy Chardy last minute package will see the round of 16 and will face carlos taberner.

Program for Wednesday May 11

This Wednesday will take place the last match of the 16th finals between Benjamin Bonzi and Gregoire Barrere to the Villa Primrose. Then the start of the round of 16 the American Christopher Eubanks who will face Elias Ymer.

Also note the continuation of the 8th finals of the doubles. This Tuesday the pair Sadio Doumbia (91) and Fabien Reboul (93) beat the duo Gabriel Debru (782) and Pierre Delage (970) (6-4, 6-4)

Round of 16 BNP Paribas Primrose:

  • Hugo Gaston (ENG – 1) 2-6, 2-6 Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-4, 6-0 Arthur Son (FRA – WC)
  • Calvin Hemery (FRA – Q) 6-7, 3-6, 6-7 Jack Sock (USA)
  • Hugo Grenier (FRA – WC) 7-5, 6-4 Quentin Halys (ENG – 6)
  • Richard Gasquet (ENG – 3) 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 Christopher Eubanks (USA)
  • Gastao Elias (POR) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 Elias Ymer (SWE)
  • Joao Menezes (BRE – Q) 2-6, 1-6 Taro Daniel (JPN)
  • Pavel Kotov (ROC) 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 Thiago Monteiro (BRE-7)
  • Jaume Munar (ESP-5) 6-2, 6-3 Stefan Kozlov (USA)
  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert (ENG) 3-6, 6-7, 4-6 Elliot Benchetrit (MAR – Q)
  • Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 7-6, 6-3 Kimmer Coppejans (BEL)
  • Liam Broady (UK) 5-7, 2-6 Carlos Taberner (ESP-4)
  • Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 4-6, 4-6 Andrea Pellegrino (ITA – Q)
  • Pedro Sousa (POR – Q) 3-6, 7-6 Nuno Borges (POR)
  • Martin Cuevas (URU – Q) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 Lucas Pouille (FRA – WC)
  • Gregoire Barrere (FRA) vs. Benjamin Bonzi (ENG – 2)

Round of 16 BNP Paribas Primrose:

  • Fernando Verdasco Vs Pablo Cuevas (URU)
  • Jack Sock Vs Quentin Halys (ENG – 6)
  • Christopher Eubanks (USA) vs. Elias Ymer (SWE)
  • Taro Daniel (JPN) Vs Pavel Kotov (ROC)
  • Jaume Munar (ESP – 5) Vs Elliot Benchetrit (MAR – Q)
  • Alexei Popyrin (AUS) Vs Carlos Taberner (ESP – 4)
  • Andrea Pellegrino (ITA – Q) Vs Nuno Borges (POR)
  • Martin Cuevas (URU – Q) Vs Gregoire Barrere (FRA) vs. Benjamin Bonzi (ENG – 2)

[Par Dorian Malvesin, © photo ARL – Loic Cousin (Archives) ]

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