French tennis player Gregoire Barrere has fulfilled one of his tennis dreams as he has qualified for Wimbledon. The 24-year-old is set to make his debut appearance at The All England Club as he won three qualifying matches this week at Roehampton to earn a place in the Wimbledon main draw.
The Frenchman beat Thiago Monteiro in his qualifying opener before he defeated Attila Balazs in the second round and Stefano Napolitano in the final round, respectively. World No. 193 Barrere previously failed to qualify for Wimbledon two years ago in 2016 as he lost in the qualifying second round to Albano Olivetti.
"It's a dream to play Wimbledon," Barrere said after beating Napolitano. Barrere booked a hotel room until Saturday but now will have to prolong his stay after qualifying for The Championships. "I'll see if there are any rooms left...but it's not that bad as in the worst case scenario I'll take a tent and sleep next to Wimbledon," Barrere jokingly added.