Hugo Gaston regains color one week before Roland-Garros. Ejected from the top 100 this Monday, the now 104th in the world passed the first round of the ATP 250 in Lyon this Tuesday. Opposed to the Colombian Daniel Galan, ranked just behind him in the ATP (105th), the Toulouse native won after a big standoff lasting 2h36, concluded thanks to two victorious tie-breaks (7-6 , 7-6).

This is the first victory of the season on gravel on the circuit for the Frenchman, who had to go through qualifying to enter the main draw of the Lyon event, having failed to pass qualifying for the Masters 1000 in Rome. A big piece awaits him this Wednesday in the person of the Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, seeded number 4 in the tournament (23rd in the world).

However, it’s over for Alexandre Müller, French sensation at the Masters 1000 in Rome last week. Opposed to Pavel Kotov (57th in the world), the Frenchman (90th), who had dismissed Richard Gasquet in the first round, lost in two sets and 1h36 of play (7-6, 6-1).