Defending Champion Gombos Falls In Brest Opener

Norbert Gombos (photo: Benjamin Deroche)

BREST, October 24, 2017

Second seed Marius Copil of Romania was in first round action at the third edition of the €106,500 Open Brest Arena Crédit Agricole on Tuesday. The World No. 78 from Romania edged past Yannik Reuter of Belgium 6-3, 6-4.

Copil fired 15 aces, winning 93 per cent of his first service points. He saved the only break point he faced, converting three of his own to advance in 69 minutes.

Next up for Copil will be Italian Luca Vanni, who beat Aldin Setkic from Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Moutet Delights Home Crowd

On Monday evening, #NextGenATP Frenchman Corentin Moutet delighted the home crowd by knocking out defending champion and third seed Norbert Gombos of Slovakia 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. The 18-year-old wild card entry won 54 per cent of the total points played to advance in one hour and 57 minutes.

Moutet will next compatriot Tristan Lamasine. The qualifier defeated Illya Marchenko from the Ukraine 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 32 minutes. About his second round clash with Moutet, Lamasine told:

“I have never had the opportunity to meet him. I’m just going to focus on my game to hope for the next round.”


Nicolas Escudé – photo: Benjamin Deroche

Organizers Happy With Development Of The Tournament

Seven of the eight seeded players in the singles main draw are ranked inside the Top 100. The winner will receive €15,270 in prize money as well 110 ATP ranking points.

“This is proof that our tournament is already very attractive to players because of its organization, the hall and the great welcome of the Brest audience,” new tournament director Nicolas Escudé stated.

Last year, nearly 20,000 spectators attended the matches inside the Brest Arena.