The Yonex Internationaux de France de Badminton, which started today near Coubertin in Paris, smiled on the POPOV brothers in doubles
The Fosséen Toma Junior POPOV accompanied by his brother Christo (n ° 34) passed the obstacle of the first round against the Danes LUNDGAARD / THYRRI (n ° 47) 17/21 23/21 21/10. Defense at 20 everywhere in the second set is the turning point of the game. The French switch in the lead to take place in the last. In the second round, they will face – Thursday – the Indonesians ARDIANTO / ALFIAN (n ° 7). “A big victory. What a day here in Paris with an incredible crowd and spectators, we ended the day with positive vibes after a bad start to the singles tournament “ reacted Toma Junior Popov on his RS.
As a reminder in singles Toma Junior POPOV (n ° 34, Fos-sur-Mer) failed to worry the Dane GEMKE (n ° 12). The Fosséen, by his own admission “not in leg”, bowed 14/21 10/21. Reaction from Toma Junior POPOV: ” I am not in good shape, I was not in good shape this morning. It’s been four months since we last had a competition. And there, we go on without stopping. The recovery is a little too strong. “
Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Yaelle HOYAUX (n ° 74, Fos-sur-Mer), who benefited from Qi Xuefi’s package to join the main draw, will face Aya OHORI (n ° 20, Japan).
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