Faced with the world No.9, the Indian HS Prannoy, Christo Popov was intransigent. Present at the four corners of the field, the young Fosséen (just 21 years old, 40th in the BWF) flew over the debates against the best Indian player to inflict a memorable rouste on the No. 5 seed of the tournament (21-8, 21-8). An ideal performance for his confidence. To participate in the European Games – the equivalent of a European championship -, he had to at least afford a quarter-final. It is now done.
Impressive mastery against Prannoy, he should find this Friday in Basel the N.1 of the bad world, the Dane Viktor Axelsen (who will challenge later, at 6 p.m., Chin-Yi Lin).
In the event of opposition in the quarter-finals, the two players will no doubt remember the final of the European Mixed Team Championship where the young Fosséen made the star of bad world doubt like never before with a defeat in three sets…
Also present in the round of 16 of the Swiss Open (Super 300), his brother Toma Junior ran out of fuel in the third round against the Japanese Watanabe. He finally lost 11-21, 24-22, 21-5.