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Ahead of the start of French Open, a few of the younger French players received invitations to play in the main draw of the tournament and that includes Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard, who has yet to prove his potential on the biggest stage.
In this article, we will take a closer look at Perricard, his age, career statistics, and other key facts about the player that could be an important piece of French tennis future.
How Old Is Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard?
Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard was born on July 8, 2003 in the Lyon region. He started playing tennis with his father at the age of four at AS Caluire near Lyon. He later also tried basketball and swimming, but soon returned to tennis, which proved to be his passion.
At 8, he won his first tournament. The potential was there and he began to travel everywhere in France, then in Europe from the age of nine. With so many hopes on his shoulders, he entered the renowned CREPS in Poitiers. Once he became a teenager, Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard went to the CNE (National Training Center), where he met players of his generation like Arthur Fils and Lucas Van Assche.
Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard’s Career Statistics
Still only 19 years old, Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard is just starting to have a small piece of prize winnings at the ATP Tour. Among the juniors, he made the semi-final at Roland Garros in 2021. The same year, he won this Grand Slam in doubles with Arthur Fils.
Once he joined the Tour, he won the Future d’Uriage in July 2021. Finally, he recently won the Challenger de Leon in Mexico in April 2023, the biggest title of his career so far.
Current ATP Rankings of Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard
Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard is currently 237th player in the world, according to the latest ATP rankings, which obviously isn’t that impressive, even for such a young player.
So, the invitation to Roland Garros will do him good because even his loss in the first round brought him enough to finance the rest of his season and almost as many points as a $15,000 Future would bring him.
Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard Latest Results and Next Match
Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard won the Challenger de Leon in Mexico, before nothing three consecutive defeats. His transition to the professional tour has been complicated and tough, but maybe this Roland Garros will be the trigger for him to reach the Top 200 and then Top 100 by the end of the season. For that, we will have to win more regularly.
Luckily for him, the draw at Roland Garros was favourable to him as he was bound to play against Genaro Alberto Olivieri in the first round, who is currently 231st in the world. However, despite putting up a good fight, the Argentinian ultimately bested the young Frenchman 3-2 (7-6, 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1).
Meanwhile, Mpetshi Perricard will also play in the first round of men’s doubles, together with his good friend and another young hope for the French, Arthur Fils. They will play against another French duo Luca Sanchez and Theo Arribage.
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