Tennis. Cherbourg: Roland-Garros ballplayer, Florian “adored”!

Florian Ducreux is the revenue of Roland-Garros along with plein de cadeaux and de beaux souvenirs. (© La Presse de la Manche)

Roland-Garros is already far away but him young Tourlavillais Florian Ducreux, 15 years old and licensed at CLT, still keeps a lot of beautiful memories in his head since his return home. Maybe you recognized him on television when he “grabbed”, as he said, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the last match of her career against Casper Ruud, the future finalist, but also Alizé Cornet, Iga Swiatek, winner of this women’s tournament, or Frenchman Gabriel Debru, winner of the junior tournament.

And visibly his experience has greatly increased, as much on the sporting level as on the meetings he was able to do on the spot. «Sambahin ko, même si the rhythm was intense. During the three weeks of competition, I only had four days off. The level is super strong but I’m happy because I’ve had great encounters, with other young people and especially my binomial, but also when I’ve got great players on the central court that I’ve done twice. ” , relate-t-il.

“The easiest was the Czech Zdenek Kolar because he was the only one to say thank you. The others were in their bubbles. »

Florian Ducreux

No mistakes!

His best memory remains, however, the tournament of legends where he was invited to play with of ancient glory such as Henri Leconte, Michaël Llodra, Arnaud Clément and Fabrice Santoro.

«Vain marrants. I played with them and two other racers. In a même fait une turning. »

Florian Ducreux

As for the organization of the tournament, there is still nothing to say according to Florian. “It was super-well organized with fifty nice frames. We ate on the spot the day before returning with my binoma to our apartment located in Versailles, about an hour from Roland Garros. At each end of the rotation, we were notes and there was a small briefing pour nous faire progresser. Personally, I made no mistakes. »

Pick the funniest ramasseur

Also, he strongly invites all young people who love tennis like him to try the adventure to be to the first logs of this legendary tournament. Florian had the chance to fall in too a host family who welcomed him very wellwhich completely reassured parents Séverine and Eric.

Among the ball bearers aged up to 16 years old, there were 70 young girls and also a dozen of Normans. At the end of the tournament, a festive evening they were dedicated to thank them with a gift of many and beautiful gifts. Florian even had something special because he was the funniest racer of the tournament is elected.

From our correspondent Roger LESCROEL

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