Lucas Pouille received a pretty big shock in recent days when his house became the stage of a huge robbery just as his career was being revived.
Pouille was once a Top 10 player on the ATP Tour back in 2018 when he made some good runs. The 29-year-old has 5 career trophies and one grand slam semi-final (Australian Open) though his carer got derailed recently.
Poor performances and personal struggles took their toll and Pouille found himself out of the top 100 falling all the way down to the 600s which is where he was ranked at the time of this year's Roland Garros.
He made a surprise run at Roland Garros advancing through the qualifiers and even winning a match in the main draw. The run to the 2nd round will see him earn some points which could start the revival of his career however off the court, he endured another big shock.
His home in Rennes fell victim to burglary with thieves taking away valuables worth up to 600.000 euros. Most of the things stolen were luxury watches and other pieces of jewelry. The crime supposedly happened on June 2nd while he was in Paris playing the mixed doubles event. It's an unfortunate event for Pouille who has dealt with a plethora of problems and the timing is brutal as well.
He just had his best tennis moment in years even if he failed to avenge compatriot Benoit Paire losing to Cameron Norrie as Paire did. The four wins got his win total this year to 11 and his record now looks okay at 11-7. The run in Paris will also see his ranking improve by over 200 points as he will be now ranked in the 400s.
Plenty of work to do but it was a good start and now he just has to build on that momentum. He did fairly well on grass throughout his career so maybe that's an opportunity.