Alexis Lebrun, 18th in the world, was no match for Darko Jorgic (12th). The 19-year-old Frenchman was dominated 4-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8, 12-10) by the Slovenian in the round of 16 of the World Championships in Durban (South Africa). ), this Wednesday. The French number 1 repelled four match points, briefly suggesting the feat, before conceding two fatal exchanges.
The eldest of the Lebrun brothers had his moments, especially at the start of a fourth game which he started with authority. But he never managed to find a flaw in his opponent’s game, a notch above. His brother, Félix, will play his round of 16 from 9:05 p.m. (on the live team).
Jianan Yuan also eliminated
After a tough fight against Korean Yubin Shin, Jinan Yuan lost 4-3 (9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10) at the end of a particularly disputed seventh game. Each round ended with a very small margin, with the exception of the penultimate, won by the Frenchwoman. Despite two match points, she was unable to materialize, letting her opponent slip away in the round of 16.