The dream journey continues for Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard in Lyon. Opposed to Alexander Bublik, 19th in the ATP world, the regional of the stage won in two sets, only needing a break each time to overcome the whimsical Kazakh, dismissed in 1h18 ( 6-4, 7-5). Falling the day before Hugo Gaston but also Lorenzo Sonego in the first round, Mpetshi Perricard (117th in the world) therefore achieved a new feat to reach the final at home.

“I had a little moment of tension when serving for the match. This was seen in the first two points of the game. I didn’t play them very well but I quickly pulled myself together, it was the most important thing to get on the right track,” reacted the winner of the day, who had lost to Bublik in Antwerp earlier in the year.

This victory is part of increasingly promising results a few days before the start of Roland-Garros, where the future top 100 (from Monday), invited by the organizers, will face the Belgian David Goffin in the first round.

Before that, for his first final at this level (ATP 250), the young Frenchman (20 years old), known for his measurements (2.03 m) and his powerful serve, will face the Argentinian Tomas Martin Etvcheverry (29th), striker earlier in the day from the Italian Luciano Darderi (47th) in two sets (6-2, 6-4).