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Brothers Toma Junior and Christo Popov Face Off in Third Consecutive French Championship Men’s Singles Final

History is an eternal beginning it seems. This is a reality for the men’s singles of the French championship with the two brothers Toma Junior and Christo Popov who crossed paths again in the final. For the third time in a row. With a three-set duel won this time by Christo Popov who thus won his third national title at 22 years old (16-21, 21-18, 21-17). “This title represents a lot of things. It was a big challenge for us to organize it in Fos. Plus, performing, there was a little more stress. But being at home gave me and my brother a boost. We were able to overcome the great challenges in our journey“, appreciates the new French champion.

“We always end in three sets, there’s nothing we can do about it”

So there was this fratricidal fight between two brothers who know each other by heart, who train together every day, who share Team Popov. If we add Tomi’s success in Orléans, that makes two victories for each side as if to demonstrate that nothing is ever easy in these official matches.

It made us very happy that the room was full in Fos, we are very proud to win places 1 to 2. On the pitch, I felt a little pressure, not because it is a final, but because I had to challenge my brother. We have difficulty playing against each other. It’s always tight. We always end up in three sets, there’s nothing we can do about it. I’m happy to have won of course, but that the title goes to Fos, to the family, that’s the most important“, confie Christo Popov.

Two brothers who had not finished their day since they were going to have to remobilize to compete in the double against Ronan Labar (Aix) associated with Lucas Corvée thereby ensuring with certainty a third national title for a representative of the League South.

Prize list

2022: 20-22, 21-16, 21-13 in 1h07′ (victory for Christo)

2023: 19-21, 21-14, 21-19 in 1h20′ (victory for Toma Junior)

2024: 16-21, 21-18, 21-17 in 1h05′ (victory for Christo)

2024-02-04 13:55:18
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