Joachim Gérard is with mixed emotions after his two matches on Friday on the London grass of Wimbledon. The rolstoeltennisser (ITF 6 in the singles), a grip on the afternoon in addition to the by him so coveted finalist.
Gérard lost in three sets (6-1, 4-6, 6-2) by the Argentine Gustavo Fernandez (ITF 3). The 29-year-old inhabitant of Brussels was in the evening comforted by a finalist in the doubles. Gérard (ITF 5 in doubles) won to the side of the Swede Stefan Olsson (ITF 8 in doubles) in three sets (6-1, 3-6 and 7-5) of the French Stéphane Houdet (ITF 1) and Nicolas Nicolai (ITF 2).
“At this level you will find a lot of disappointments,” said Gérard about his semi-final in the singles. “I’m so bad at the match started that I gave him a full set of lead have given. I moved very bad and made a lot of mistakes. Fernandez showed in the third set, very solid. I have more breaks than him and still had with a 4-3 lead. Fernandez does not and will benefit from the gifts that you give to him.”
The tennis player comfort himself with the final in the doubles. “It’s only my second grand slam tournament with Stefan, but it was our goal to reach the final. We have the current best duo of the world defeated in a match with ups and downs. That reminds me quite a lot of fun.”
In the final state of the Belgian-Swedish duo compared to the Brits Alfie Hewett (ITF 3) and Gordon Reid (ITF 4).