Victor Crouin
Victor Crouin is another of the up-and-coming talented French players on the world tour, having made his professional debut in 2014. In the majority of main draws he reached during the first few years of his career, the Frenchman was able to make it to at least the last eight, with his first victory coming in 2017. He won the Open International d’Angers, after beating Adam Murrills in the final. His final event of the year also brought a victory, winning the Ocean Blue Logistics Grimsby & Cleethorpes Open. Whilst studying at Harvard University, Crouin went from strength to strength on the tour, winning four times in five events in 2019, with three of those coming on Australian soil, including the national open. The Frenchman moved inside the top 20 for the first time for the start of 2022. He defeated new world No.1 Paul Coll en route to the Canary Wharf Classic quarter-finals, before also making it to the last eight of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. Crouin’s last outing of the season came in Doha, where he won the Challenger 30 level QSF 4 to move to a career-high world no.18 at the end of the 2021-2022 campaign. He then went on to secure the gold medal at the World Games in Alabama.