Author of a legitimate rant against the French Tennis Federation (FFT) last week, Benoît Paire won his case on Monday. The Avignon native benefits from the wild-card for the final draw of Roland-Garros which had been prematurely awarded by the FFT to Hugo Gaston. By reaching the final of the challenger of Francavilla (Italy), Benoît Paire (160th player in the world) doubled on the wire Hugo Gaston (110th) at the ATP Race (104th against 109th), just before the deadline set for Monday by the FFT.
Here are the invitations awarded by the tournament organization for the qualifiers and for the final draw of the women's and men's singles of Roland-Garros 2023.
— FFT (@FFTennis) May 15, 2023
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"Erratum: after verification, the wild-card "international circuit", initially attributed to Hugo Gaston, returns to Benoît Paire ", says the FFT in a statement, thus acknowledging in passing his error. No drama for all that since Hugo Gaston will also integrate the final draw of the Parisian Grand Slam, thanks to an invitation from the FFT.
The other Frenchmen benefiting from wild-cards are Arthur Cazaux (20 years old, 197th), Arthur Fils (18 years old, 119th, holder of the wild-card Destination Roland-Garros - circuit France), Hugo Grenier (27 years old, 124th) and Giovanni Mpetshi-Perricard (19 years old, 233rd). What if a big surprise was hidden in this list of guests at Roland-Garros?
- Benoit pair
- Roland-Garros 2023
- Hugo Gaston
- Grand slam