French tennis star Lucas Pouille says his newest business has been going well so far as there is a market for his hydroalcoholic gel dispensers. Pouille, a five-time ATP champion, couldn't simply sit at home during the coronavirus pandemic so he decided to team up with his friend and launch Higy -- a company specializing in hydroalcoholic gel dispensers.
"The goal was to reach everyone. We know that today we will have to live with the virus, it will be with us for a long time. Like masks, gel is part of our lives," Pouille told Europe 1. "We have touched cities, associations, schools.
We have sold nearly 6,000 terminals. We produce between 1,000 and 1,500 terminals per week depending on the model. "We have a high demand, so we are really trying to respond by being the fastest, especially in terms of delivery times."
The season has been suspended for over two months now due to the coronavirus outbreak and there won't be any ATP events taking place until at least early-August. Pouille, a former world No. 10, hoped to be ready for the beginning of this season but his elbow injury took longer than expected to heal.
Pouille, now ranked at No. 58 in the world, kicked off his season at the Indian Wells Challenger in early-March. After a first round bye at the tournament, the Frenchman suffered a straight-set loss at the hands of American Noah Rubin. Previously, Pouille stated he thinks there won't be any tennis for the rest of 2020.