The Rennes Open Blot has just signed a HUGE blow. Scheduled for January but forced to change its dates due to the health situation, the Rennes tournament has just offered itself one of the most beautiful headliners in world tennis. The Scotsman Andy Murray, former world number one and feared opponent of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, will be in Brittany next week. This news completely eclipses the rest of the already well-stocked table of the Challenger tournament. Richard Gasquet, Fernando Verdasco, Gilles Simon or Lucas Pouille will therefore evolve in the shadow of the Briton. Our national Richard could find the one who had beaten him in Cincinnati a few weeks ago and has just stolen the show for his return to France.
Eliminated by Stefanos Tsitsipas last week in a marathon match at the US Open, the Scotsman had violently attacked the world number 3 after his defeat. “I rank him very high, I find him brilliant, great for our sport. But I don’t have time for those things, and I lost all respect for him, ”Murray said after his opponent’s repeated breaks.
Fact of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitipas twice as long to go the bathroom as it takes Jeff Bazos to fly into space. Interesting. 🚽 🚀
– Andy Murray (@andy_murray) August 31, 2021
This elimination made the Rennes Open happy, which will take place from September 13 to 19 in the Salle du Liberté. The organizers savor to treat themselves to a champion, as well known for his velvet lapel as for his rants. The arrival as sporting director of Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, well known on the world circuit, undoubtedly helped to the new fame of the Rennes tournament. By positioning itself in the ATP calendar just after the US Open, the Challenger has already won everything. The last two invitations to the final draw will be announced on Thursday.