VIDEO. The summary of Luca Van Assche’s defeat in four sets against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina


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The promising young Frenchman had to give up against the Spaniard on Wednesday, but has set a date for the future.

After an impressive first round of control against Marco Cecchinato, Luca Van Assche fell on a bone. Like the other French hopeful Arthur Fils in the first round, the young Frenchman gave up his weapons against the rough Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round of Roland-Garros, Wednesday May 31 (6-4, 6-3, 7-6 [8-6]). Not without a struggle, and not without proving that you already have the level to exist in a Grand Slam main draw.

Surpassed in the first two sets, tied 82nd in the world with the Spaniard, seeded no. 29, in the last round, losing only in the deciding game. And if, on this day without results for the French contingent, the defeat of Ugo Humbert or Caroline Garcia seems like a misstep, that of Van Assche has everything of a foundation stone for the future at just 19 years old.

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