Yonex French Open 2016: Round 1 Intensity and Excitement

Day 2 of the Yonex French Open saw the tournament get into full swing, with a number of opening matches proving quite tight, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.


The World’s Top Clash


A clash of European badminton veterans unfolded in the first round of men’s singles, with Dane Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) going up against German Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS). The two faced off in an extended exchange that lasted over an hour. Jan securely took the opening game, but a determined Marc would win game 2, drawing even. The Dane took control in the final game, grabbing seven straight points from a 6-6 tie, maintaining a strong lead to finish the match at 21-18 20-22 21-13.

Intense exchanges continued in women’s singles between India’s P. V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD) and Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin. Sindhu secured the opening game with few issues, but game 2 proved a vicious exchange of points, resulting in a lopsided final score of 21-9 29-27.

Danish Doubles Power


Men’s doubles put the veteran pair of Mathias Boe (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) and Carsten Mogensen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65) against the new veteran-youngster pair of Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900SEPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS) and Rian Agung Saputro. This clash of talent resulted in an understandably extended encounter of dynamic footwork and quick smashes, the final score coming to 21-17 22-24 21-17.

No. 3 women’s doubles seeds Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65) and Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION LTD 2) had few issues against English youngsters Sophie Brown and Lauren Smith. Holding unbroken leads throughout both games, the Danes advanced with a final score of 21-11 21-8.

Yonex French Open 2016 Tournament Results


Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[2] Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Jeon Hyeok Jin (KOR) 21-10 21-15

[3] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(DEN) def. Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)(GER) 21-18 20-22 21-13

[5] Chou Tien Chen (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(TPE) def. Wong Wing Ki Vincent (HKG) 24-22 18-11 Retired

Rajiv Ouseph (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)(ENG) def. Pablo Abian (ESP) 17-21 21-14 21-10

Hsu Jen Hao (TPE) def. [1] Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, Yonex Shoes)(MAS) Walkover

Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[6] P. V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(IND) def. Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 21-9 29-27

[8] Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 65)(JPN) def. Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 23-21 21-17

Sayaka Sato (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Sabrina Jaquet (SUI) 21-16 21-13

Minatsu Mitani (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Olga Konon (GER) 21-15 18-21 21-10

Men’s Doubles (Round 1)

[2] Mathias Boe (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/ Carsten Mogensen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900SEPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)/Rian Agung Saputro (INA) 21-17 22-24 21-17

[3] Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 65)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) def. Joshua Magee/Sam Magee (IRL) 21-15 21-12

[7] Vladimir Ivanov (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 65)(RUS) def. Raphael Beck/Peter Kaesbauer (GER) 0-1 Retiredr

Marcus Ellis (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION 65)/Chris Langridge (DUORA 7, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(ENG) def. [6] LI Junhui/Liu Yuchen (CHN) 21-18 21-18

Kim Astrup (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. [4] V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong Tan (MAS) 21-19 21-17

Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Jones Ralfy Jansen/Josche Zurwonne (GER) 21-17 21-13

Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900AHPOWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)/Berry Angriawan (INA) def. Yew Sin Ong/Ee Yi Teo (MAS) 21-17 21-17

Women’s Doubles (Round 1)

[1] Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville (AUS) 21-12 21-16

[3] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION LTD 2)(DEN) def. Anggia Shitta Awanda/Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut (INA) 21-13 21-18

[4] Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65)/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (DUORA 7, POWER CUSHION 65)(INA) def. Emilie Lefel/Anne Tran (FRA) 19-21 21-11 21-12

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