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Badminton. Malaysian Open: Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue shake up the world numbers 1 – Badminton



Malaysian Open (Super 750) in Kuala Lumpur

In the next few hours, they will surely redo the last points of the first set. And not just once! This Friday morning, the Bretillien Thom Gicquel and the Val-d’Oisienne Delphine Delrue (N.10 in the world) led 20-16 and they had five steering wheels in the first round. But the Chinese Si Wei Zheng and Ya Quiong Huang are not the world number 1 for nothing. Jostled, they did not crack and finally won the first bet (25-23) of this quarter-final of the Malaysian Super 750.

A very nice tour

If they took the hit in the middle of the second set (8-11, 10-15), the vice-champions of Europe were then able to come back, point by point. Proof that their place in the gotha ​​of the world mixed is well established. For this last tournament of a very fine tour of Asia (Super 500 final, Super 1000 quarter, Super 750 quarter), Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue took control at 19-18 but Zheng and Huang, unbeaten on the two Indonesian events, had the last word (20-22, 51 minutes of match).

A very different match from the final three weeks ago: 13-21, 14-21.

Once the (legitimate) disappointment has been digested, it’s time for a few days of vacation for the Tricolores who will then prepare for the world championships in Tokyo (August 21-28).

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