Tennis: Lestienne finally becomes Constant

Author of a dream summer, Constant Lestienne is finally a member of the world’s top 100. At 30, the Amiénois produces the best tennis of his life.

81st French player in history to join the ATP top 100, Constant Lestienne is undoubtedly one of the most atypical. Nicknamed “the magician” on the circuit, the Frenchman had until then used relatively little of his racket-shaped wand. Long affected by injuries, the Amiens also made a name for himself in 2016, for a sports betting case on matches in which he was not involved. The one who was close to the top 150 then fell back to the bottom of the ATP rankings.

There can be no rebirth without descending into hell. Its rebirth, Constant Lestienne saw it in this year 2022. At 30 years old. Questioning, awareness of his qualities and above all removal from the infirmary box: the Frenchman can finally chain and win. In February, he made it to the final of the Challenger de Cherbourg. A first click for the one who is then 236th in the ATP ranking.

Three titles won this summer

Since then, everything has been linked: he won the tournaments in Malaga, Pozoblanco and Vancouver, not to mention a final in Segovia. Result: he is now a member of the top 100, he who is 76th in the last ATP ranking. ” It’s been a dream since childhood. It’s a great accomplishment for my 30th birthday. I hope to settle in this ranking and go even higher”confides the Amiens, who intends to take advantage of this dynamic to, why not, aim for the top 50.

While a strong contingent of French players are currently competing in the Moselle Open, Constant Lestienne remained in the United States after the US Open. The French shines in Saint-Diego, ATP 250 tournament. Quarter-finalist, for the moment, he will insert the top 70, Monday, when the next ATP ranking is published. For him, the next objective is clear: to make a place in the main draw of the Australian Open 2023.

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