Beaumer Open at Carnac
He was perhaps the strongest on this sunny Friday. But faced with the experience of Ile-de-France Jean-Baptiste Neri-Fuchs and despite an often suspicious attacking game, Émile Favre had to give in in the key moment of a decisive first set (7-6, 6-0). “I’m disappointed because I had the game in hand. I lead 5-3 and I just had to finish. But he comes back and in the tie-break, it’s not much, a band that goes on the wrong side for me at 4-4. He managed to win the important points and it worked in his favor. Afterwards, it went by… But I remember the big first set. It was a good battle. It was cool! », Says the 22-year-old player, originally from the village of Saint-Colomban in Carnac.
A rapid progression
Every summer, he is happy to come and play “at home” in the Open de Beaumer. “It’s my summer club. I won youth tournaments there. But it was my first as a senior. With the covid, I didn’t play much for two years. There, I chained and I gained two classifications this season (from 4/6 to 2/6)”, adds the tennis player with the pace of surfer.
From Carnac to Los Angeles
But his future will take shape far from the alignments of Carnac. On August 26, the student in engineering school in Rennes will head to the United States to follow a master’s degree in management in Irvine, near Los Angeles (California). “Antoine Audrain, who is a friend, advised me. He’s been in the United States for three or four years and he’s having a blast. Me, I’m just going to do a year because I have to come back to finish my school in France. But I go there to discover the American atmosphere, to play team matches. There is a big tennis culture where I go and that’s what attracts me. I also go there to discover the management. I do a lot of math, science at school. There, I tell myself that management can serve me for the future. This will diversify the CV a little ”, underlines Favre, ideas full of the head.