Nice victory for the Frenchman in five sets (6-2 / 4-6 / 0-6 / 7-6 / 6-3). Another tricolor in the second round on the British lawn.
A great victory for Hugo Gaston who carried out a great operation against the Australian Popyrin (83rd in the world). Not favorite in this match, the French won the first set 6-2 before experiencing a huge drop in speed. Dominated in the next two sets, Hugo Gaston came back to his senses and took the upper hand at the end of the fourth set, the turning point of the match. A tie-break won 7-3, then the tide had turned in favor of the French.
He ended the match on a high note (6 games to 3 in the last set) and won his second face-to-face against Popyrin on grass (2 sets to 0 last June at Hurlingham). In the next round, Gaston will face the Italian Sonego or the American Kudla who are currently facing each other.