ORLEANS/STARNBERG, October 3, 2022
Gregoire Barrere is the champion of the 17th edition of the Open d’Orleans. The unseeded Frenchman rallied from a set down to outlast his compatriot and fourth favourite Quentin Halys 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final.
Barrere withstood 12 aces and broke his rival’s serve three times to prevail after one hour and 36 minutes.
The 28-year-old from Charenton-le-Pont, who beat four Top 100 players en route to the title, lifted his fourth ATP Challenger Tour career trophy, his first since his triumph on home soil in Lille in March 2019.
“I am happy to have finally won the tournament,” said Barrere, who was a finalist at the Palais des Sports in the town of Orleans in 2019. He added that he loved the crowd and the atmosphere and wants to be back next year. Barrere collected €18,290 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Ranking points.
Home favourites triumph in doubles
In other action, Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin took the doubles title. The top-seeded Frenchmen beat Michael Geerts from Belgium and Tunisia’s Skander Mansouri 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and two minutes.
By winning their fifth Challenger team title, Mahut and Roger-Vasselin split €7,870 in prize money and pocketed 125 ATP Doubles Ranking points.
Félicitations aux vainqueurs en double de cette 17ème édition, @nmahut & @ERogerVasselin, et aux finalistes Michael Geerts & Skander Mansouri !#tennis #ATPChallenger #opendorleans pic.twitter.com/D6Viq2avmN
— Open d’Orléans (@opendorleans) October 2, 2022