Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to skip French Open

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10-20-2014-badminton-news-lee-chong-wei-lin-Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry is one of greatest ever in sport

Paris: French Open Superseries badminton will be kick off here on Tuesday at the 3,900-seat Pierre de Coubertin Stadium without the most mouth-watering legendary rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.10-20-2014-badminton-news-lee-chong-wei-lin-Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry is one of greatest ever in sport

 

World number one Lee Chong Wei already announced he would skip the French Open even before the start of Denmark Open early last week. At the same time, the Chinese superstar Lin Dan withdrew in the second round of Denmark Open last Thursday due to a sore knee, and had decided to pull out of French Open for his knee treatment.

With a total prize money of 275,000 U.S. dollars, the 2014 French Open features defending champion Jorgensen in the men’s singles, top three women’s singles players Li Xuerui, Wang Shixian and Wang Yihan from China, as well as the reigning women’s singles world champion Carolina Marin of Spain.

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