CLEMSON, SC – Former Clemson men’s tennis player, Clement Reix is competing in the ATP 250 event in Metz, France this week.
Reix, who is from France, was a Tiger All-American in the mid 2000’s and was a part of the 2004 Elite Eight team. He has been on the pro tour since his graduation in 2006. His career high ranking in the ATP was 250 in 2011. He is currently ranked 502 in the world.
Reix had to qualify in order to be able to play in the Metz main draw. He won three matches in a row to qualify for the main draw. He took out French wildcard Tristan Gabriel 6-2 6-3 in the first qualifying round, before taking out former top 100 player Dustin Brown 4-6 6-3 7-5 in a very hard fought match. Reix took down Maxime Authom 6-3 7-6(5) to complete his qualifying quest.
In the main draw, Reix took down former world #67 Eduardo Roger-Vasselin 6-3 3-6 7-5 to advance to the second round. With the win, he is already guaranteed 20 ATP points.
In the second round for Reix looms world #5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. This is the highest ranked player that Reix has played in his career and will be the biggest stage he has competed on thus far.
Tiger and tennis fans can follow Reix’s progress in the main draw here: http://www.atpworldtour.com, and review his qualifying victories here: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/Schedules.aspx?from=secnav (follow the link that says singles qualifying). Also the match will be televised by the Tennis Channel.
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