Tennis.  Orleans Open kickoff

Tennis. Orleans Open kickoff

The Orléans Tennis Open starts this Monday, September 26. (©Wikimedia)

The little yellow ball to follow this week in Orléans (Loiret). It starts this Monday, September 26th Orleans ATP Challenger tennis tournament. International players will be competing all week. In their sights: the final, which will take place this Sunday, October 2. This 2022 edition also marks most recently at the Palais des sports d’Orléansfrom next year the tournament should be relocated.

First day busy

The most important of the 166 tournaments of the Challenger category (the second professional tennis circuit after the ATP), a 11th ATP tournament indoor in the world in all categories, returns to the heart of the Palais des Sports. From September 26 to October 2, they will be 32 years old, stepping on the blue rectangle of the center court and trying to replace the Swiss Henri Laaksonen, the winner of the previous year.

Good matches are already scheduled on the center court for this first day. Viewers can find Richard Gasquetwho benefits from a wild card, Laurent Lokoli, author of the great 2022 or even Henri Laaksonen.

Starting tomorrow, Hugo Gaston, the number one seed, Corentin Moutet and the American Jack Sock, who has just returned from the Laver Cup, will bring them into play. Also note the presence Nicolas Mahut in the doubles tournament.

Last time in the Sports Palace

The Orléans tournament, created in 2005, is therefore certainly experiencing its last year at the Palais des Sports. Recently inaugurated, CO’Met complex would be a solution considered for the future of the event.

“Never say never, but today I don’t see how we can continue with this fence built fifty years ago. You have to stop pulling the rope. I hope the future will quickly show us whether the Open will move to CO’Met, which would be desirable for all residents of Metropolis”, explains tournament director Didier Gérard for France Blue Orleans.

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