Orleans is always top shelf Challenger level with many top 100 players, particularly French and Belgian, competing and going deep there. Past champions include Herbert, Mahut, Goffin, Malisse, Llodra and Rochus.Jannik will be seed #14 in the Orleans 125 challenger this coming week. An unusually strong field for a challenger, it features 7 top-100 players with Tsonga and Humbert headlining. This will be a pretty good test for the young lad.
It will be interesting if defending champion Bedene motors over from his appearance in the Metz final tomorrow.