Mpetshi Perricard exploded (barely) too late to avoid qualifying

Thomas Siniecki, Media365: published on Thursday June 20, 2024 at 6:42 p.m.

Having become 66th in the world thanks to his success in Lyon, Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard has no other choice but to follow the rule.

The 67th in the world losing to the 162nd is inevitably a disappointment for Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard, defeated in the round of 16 at Queen’s by local Billy Harris (6-4, 7-5). Especially after eliminating Ben Shelton, fourteenth in the world, on Tuesday… At least this setback will allow him to recharge his batteries a little before the Wimbledon qualifiers, which he must face despite his new status in the ATP rankings.

Gaston and Van Assche in the same case

If he has already escaped from these qualifications to play Queen’s, Mpetshi Perricard is in the best 104 and should therefore normally enter the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. Except that the date taken into account, for Wimbledon, was May 20 and that Mpetshi Perricard was only 117th at the time… He had not yet won the Lyon tournament, which he was going to do at the end of this week, taking advantage of his invitation to Roland-Garros to compete in this competition in the Rhône just before, his victorious final against Tomas Martin Etcheverry having taken place on Saturday 25 – the day before the French Open.

It is for this same reason that Hugo Gaston and Luca Van Assche, although respectively 69th and 102nd, must also go through the qualifications, unlike Ugo Humbert, Adrian Mannarino, Arthur Fils, Gael Monfils, Arthur Rinderknech, Arthur Cazaux, Corentin Moutet, Constant Lestienne and Alexandre Muller who all remained in the top 100 and were already there before Roland-Garros. Richard Gasquet will also have to face the three (hopefully) tricky rounds of qualifying, as will Gregoire Barrere, Benoit Paire and Lucas Pouille.

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