There will be no French champion of Europe this year. The Danish and Russian wave did not spare any French player today during the quarter finals of the European Championship in Kiev.
This morning, in mixed doubles, Ronan LABAR and Anne TRAN lost to the winners of the Orleans Masters Mathias CHRISTIANSEN and Alexandra BOJE. (12-21 / 21-16 / 21-12) The Russians, facing Thom GICQUEL and Delphine DELRUE led the match in two sets. (21-18 / 21-18)
In men's singles, Thomas ROUXEL had no respite against the reigning European champion Viktor AXELSEN (21-14 / 21-15). Followed by Brice LEVERDEZ who didn't do better than his teammate against Anders ANTONSEN (21-12 / 21-13).
At the end of the day, the last French players Toma Junior and Christo POPOV, did not manage to defeat Kim ASTRUP and Anders Skaarup RASMUSSEN in men's doubles. (21-12 / 19-21 /21-9)
It's over for the French players but the Danish pair Mathias CHRISTIANSEN and Alexandra BOJE in mixed doubles, winners of the Orleans Masters, continue the race for the title of European champion. We hope to see them progress in the championship !
Alexandra BOJE and Mathias CHRISTIANSEN at the Orleans Masters 2021