Hugo Gaston (74th in the World) was eliminated by the Dane Holger Rane (40th), in the 3rd Round of Roland-Garros 6-3. 6-3. 6-3. 6-3.
Gaston was the last Frenchman who reached the 8th position after Friday's eliminations of Diane Parry, Friday and Leolia Jeanjean and Alize Cornet Saturday. The second week has been void of Blues for the second year in a row. This was not the case since 1891, when there were no Blues in the third round.
Gaston was too strong, too powerful, and too precise to keep up with Holger Rune, a rising tennis star. The pace of the Danish steamroller has been unaffected by Gaston's left-hander from Toulouse. He has not lost a single set since the beginning of the tournament.
Hugo Gaston, the last Frenchman in the race at Roland-Garros, was eliminated by Dane Holger Rune (19 years old) 6-3 6-3 3-3.
The Frenchman was 19 when he met the 40th player on the planet. His aggression suffocated him. In the next round, he will be facing Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece.