Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Viktor Axelsen, and Chen Long in same half of French Open draw

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Hopefully yet another epic match between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at French Open.
Hopefully yet another epic match between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at French Open.

Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan could face off in a French Open quarter-finals after both men were placed in the top half of the draw.

World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen also has been drawn into the same half as Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan, alongside Chen Long. Axelsen could meet Chen Long in the quarter-finals and will probably play either Lee Chong Wei or Lin Dan in the semi-finals.

On the other hand, Son Wan-Ho, the second seed this year, will begin his campaign against Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus of Denmark in the bottom half, while Kidambi Srikanth — who won two successive Superseries titles at Indonesia Open and Australian Open this year and was also drawn into the bottom half, faces an eye-catching matchup with Rajiv Ouseph of England in the first round.

In men’s doubles, former world junior doubles champion Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia who was eyeing a quarter-final berth with new his partner Goh V Shem at the French Open, will kick off their opener against Or Chin Chung/Tang Chun Man of Hong Kong. While another new Malaysian scratch partnerships of Ong Yew Sin/Tan Wee Kiong will meet Jones Ralfy Jansen/Josche Zurwonne of Germany in the first round.

World No. 1 women’s singles player Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan and the 2017 Japan Open champion Carolina Marin of Spain are in the same half as No. 8 seed Ratchanok Intanon and No. 7 seed He Bingjiao in the women’s draw, while second seed P.V Sindhu, No. 3 seed Sung Ji Hyun and No. 5 seed Akane Yamaguchi have been drawn into the bottom half of the French Open draw.

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