Great start 2008 for Augustin!
2nd victory over a top200 player and 1st victory over a former top100 player Kevin Kim
Beautiful success in double too (Devilder, Guez, Chardy and Bohli).
258 this week
Good luck for Australian Open
Augustin's 1st week gave us some hopes, experience made the difference. But after a severe 6/0, he didn't let the match down and lost the 2nd set only with a break at the last time. With a little more luck, we could have a 3rd set...
Qualifications don't seem great for the French
Augustin Gensse did a good season 2010, won 7 futures and reached other 2 finals. He reached the 1/2 of the Noumea challenger last week and he's at his best ranking: 190.
He plays for the 1st time Australian Open qualifs, good luck to him!
So Augustin Gensee is through to the R3 of qualifiers for the French Open and he seems like one of the most interesting players left in the qualifiers. At the age of 27, he is currently at his career high of 178. He has played one ATP tournament, 2007 Valencia, making it to the second round, but has actually been a futures level player for most of his career. Started the 2010 season with a ranking of 578, won 7 futures tournaments. Has done alright this year and with one more win could be in a Grand Slam.
I wish him the best against Ilhan, as getting to the main draw would be an amazing achievement. Still have not seen him play, but hopefully that will change. Good luck, Augustin.
Supporting the unusual strokes gang: Dolgopolov, Mayer, Mannarino, Tomic