“Here we are again, eight years later. The crossing of the desert is over for Laurent Lokoli. For the first time since 2015, the Corsican gets, by itself, a place in the big picture of a Grand Slam tournament. There was, of course, enough to fall to the ground, and even to kiss the court number 14 of the Australian Open after his match point in the 3rd qualifying round against the Austrian Sebastian Ofner (6-3, 7 -6). After Roland-Garros 2014 and 2017 (wild-card) and the Australian Open in 2015, the 28-year-old will play only his fourth Grand Slam tournament, he who was promised a great future.