Janvier To Face Coppejans In Toulouse Challenger Final

Maxime Janvier (photo: INTERNATIONAUX DE TENNIS DE TOULOUSE – STTC/Mathilde Delozier)

TOULOUSE, September 3, 2022

Maxime Janvier of France and Belgian qualifier Kimmer Coppejans will compete in Sunday’s singles final of the inaugural Internationeaux de Toulouse, an ATP Challenger Tour 80 clay-court tournament being held at the Stade Toulousain Tennis Club.

Janvier ended the run of local wild card entry Titouan Droguet, who clinched his second title on the ITF World Tennis Tour in Santander last week, winning 6-1, 6-4. The World No. 343 from Creil capitalized on four of his seven break-point chances to advance in one hour and 15 minutes.

Earlier in the day, 292nd-ranked Coppejans cruised past Louis Wessels of Germany 6-0, 6-1. The 28-year-old Oostende native didn’t face a break point and converted six of his own 15 opportunities to prevail in only 61 minutes.

Janvier is bidding for his second ATP Challenger Tour career title, his first since Casablanca, Morocco in 2016. Coppejans could lift his sixth trophy. His last triumph took place at the Copa Sevilla in Spain four years ago. Coppejans won all three previous meetings with Janvier. It will be there first encounter since Sophia Antipolis in 2017.

Janvier/Jaziri triumph in doubles

Later in the afternoon, Janvier was back on court to capture the doubles title alongside Malez Jaziri of Tunisia. The unseeded duo defeated the all-French combination of Theo Arribage and Droguet 6-3, 7-6(5) in one hour and 16 minutes.

By winning their first team title, Janvier and Jaziri split €2,670 in prize money and collected 80 ATP Doubles Ranking points.