Fils Reaches Toulouse Challenger Quarterfinals

Arthur Fils (photo: Florian Heer)

TOULOUSE/STARNBERG, September 1, 2022

French teenager Arthur Fils continued his great run of form this week on home soil by reaching the quarterfinals of the inaugural Internationeaux de Toulouse, an ATP Challenger Tour 80 clay-court tournament being held at the Stade Toulousain Tennis Club.

The 18-year-old emerged victorious from the battle of the qualifiers with his compatriot Ugo Blanchet, winning 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday. Fils, who captured the 2021 French Open boys’ doubles title, saved all five break points he faced and converted two of his own eight break-point chances to prevail after one hour and 33 minutes.

In his third ATP Challenger Tour quarterfinal, the World No. 351 will play Maxime Janvier of France, who knocked off No. 4 seed Gianluca Mager of Italy 7-6(3), 6-4 in one hour and 26 minutes.


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In the bottom half of the draw, Marco Trungelliti edged past Ivan Gakhov of Russia 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The fifth favourite from Argentina won 54 per cent of the total points played to succeed in two hours and six minutes.

Up next for Trungelliti will be Louis Wessels of Germany, who rallied from a set down to overcome Benjamin Hassan from Lebanon 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3. The encounter lasted two hours and 31 minutes.