Arthur Fils Faces Tough Challenge Against Rising Star Joao Fonseca in Rio

Published on 02/18/2024 8:40 p.m. by Jérémy Ernou | Modified on 02/21/2024 at 1:30 p.m.

It is already time to react and raise his level of play for Arthur Fils. If the Frenchman had reached the quarter-finals during his opening tournament of the season in Hong Kong, then the last four in New Zealand in Auckland, the Frenchman has since experienced mixed results. Ambitious for his first appearance at the Australian Open, Arthur Fils could not do better than a second round. After this disappointment, the French tennis player sought to reassure himself by heading to South America and especially by opting for clay, his favorite surface. Engaged in Buenos Aires, Arthur Fils however did not make it past the first round in Argentina, dominated by the Serbian Dusan Lajovic. A new disappointment which has put doubts in the mind of the Frenchman who will need to regain victory in Rio this week. For his entry into the running in the Brazilian capital, Arthur Fils will have the privilege of facing a young Brazilian, Joao Fonseca. Little known and with few references, the 17-year-old tennis player received an invitation that he will want to optimize. And be careful because if Joao Fonseca is going to play his second career ATP tournament, he is one of the future greats of world tennis. Number 1 junior, the Brazilian won the US Open Junior last September, proof of his talent. Of course, going from junior to the professional world is a step that may still seem too high for the South American, but in front of his audience, anything is possible for Joao Fonseca who will want to have fun!

2024-02-18 18:40:28
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