Who are Hugo Gaston's parents? The man who lit up the Paris Masters

Tom Avery November 8, 2021
Who are Hugo Gaston's parents? The man who lit up the Paris Masters

What a dream week on home soil it was for the young Frenchman yet again. The 21-year-old has qualified for the 2021 Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. Here we look at Hugo Gaston in more detail, including who his parents are.

After overcoming a former US Open and Wimbledon finalist in Kevin Anderson and fellow Next Gen Final star Lorenzo Musetti in qualifying alone, what a week Gaston had in Paris.

The left-hander secured big main draw wins against Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Carlos Alcaraz, en-route to reaching his maiden ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.

But the Next Gen star was beaten in a thrilling two-set encounter by US Open champion Daniil Medvedev.

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He entertained his home fans at the Rolex Paris Masters, where he qualified and become the lowest-ranked quarter-finalist at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament since number 121-ranked Michael Llodra, a fellow Frenchman, in 2012 (ATP).

Gaston will be making his debut at the Next Gen Finals which is a 21-and-under event, and he will be in Group B alongside Musetti, Sebastian Korda and Sebastian Baez.

The French prodigy burst onto the scene by reaching the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2020, and he has reached new heights this year.

Gaston advanced to his first ATP Tour final at the Swiss Open Gstaad before losing to ATP Tour Finals qualifier Casper Ruud. He also advanced to four ATP Challenger Tour finals.

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Those impressive string of performances have seen Gaston reach a career-high ranking of number 67 in the world.

Gaston who was the final qualifier for the season showpiece, will look to follow in the footsteps of previous Next Gen ATP Finals champions Hyeon Chung, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner.

Who are Hugo Gaston’s parents?

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Hugo Gaston began playing tennis as a two-year-old at Fonsorbes Tennis Club, where his father was the president.

His father, Thierry, mother, Fabienne and older brother, Antony, all work for plane manufacturer Airbus (ATP).

His idol growing up was fellow left-hander and 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, and it is no coincidence given the Spaniard’s exploits at the French Open that Gaston’s favourite surface is clay.

Gaston is a man who is made for the big occasion after he carried the French flag at 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, then defeated home favourite Facundo Diaz Acosta, in front of 5,000 fans, which was a partisan atmosphere, to win the gold medal.

With a wealth of momentum behind him, Gaston will be hoping to go on and lift the trophy in Milan, which will set him up perfectly for another record breaking year in 2022.

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