Quentin Dodin, who had to bow in the semifinal of the Bressuire tournament on Saturday, did not provide details about his win in the final Passagespoirs tournament. It was called Tennis Europe Junior.
He still had to play for more than an hour to beat Rafael Thao-Keuang (6-4 and 6-1) in a FrancoFrench final. The young licensee of Chanceaux, Cote d'Or, who is also a member the Skinup Academy as well as the Center League, said that the first set was a great fight. Although it was a small set, I am proud of my accomplishments. This is my first title at Tennis Europe.
Quentin lost just one set during the competition's 10 days. Feliciano Lopez, Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet and Andy Murray are among the winners of the Lotet-Garonne tournament, which is reserved for the top U12s around the globe.
The final was for girls between Megan Knight, an Englishwoman, and Kiira Pashkov, an Estonian girl (7-5, 1-1, 1-6). There was no suspense or very little. Brilliant throughout the brief fortnight, the Baltic representative accepted the loss of her first set (her first competition), before recovering and securing a 6-1, 6-1, against a Briton who didn't quit. The difference was made on clay courts by the Estonian's tactical intelligence and variety of shots.
The 30th edition, which was hosted by AS Passage Tennis Club, saw nearly 200 participants from 20 countries, including five new ones like China and Malta. The organizers were able to get the idea of an international competition for the more experienced players back into their minds. Continue reading...