Félix Lebrun and Jianan Yuan in the round of 16 of the Singapore Grand Slam
Félix Lebrun did not give details this Tuesday in the round of 16 of the WTT Grand Smash tournament in Singapore. THE winner of Simon Gauzy in the first round defeated Taiwanese Lin Yun-Ju, 8th in the world, in three sets (11-6, 11-7, 11-6). He will meet, in the round of 16 on Thursday, the German Dang Qiu (n°11), reigning European champion. A match between two of the very few players to play in penholder grip currently.
The youngest of the Lebrun brothers joins Jianan Yuan at this stage of the competition. The leader of the Blue, world No. 19, qualified on Monday by defeating the Chinese Fan Siqi (12th) 3-1 (12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5). She will face another Chinese, Qian Tianyi, n°22, on Wednesday. Note the elimination in the 16th round of the world n°2 Chen Meng, by the Romanian Elizabeta Samara (3-2).
Alexis Lebrun and Can Akkuzu eliminated, two doubles qualified
Alexis Lebrun, on the other hand, was released on Tuesday as a single. For his return to competition, after having to treat tendonitis in his left knee, the Montpellier player gave in to the beautiful face of Quadri Aruna, 14th in the world (11-8, 8-11, 5-11, 11-7, 7- 11). The Nigerian will continue his journey in the 8th against the Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto, scorer of Can Akkuzu, who had nevertheless managed to win the first two sets against the world No. 4 (11-8, 11-8, 3-11, 5-11 , 3-11).
There are also two French doubles left, after the victory on Monday of Alexis and Félix Lebrun in the round of 16 against the Australians Finn Luu and Nicholas Lum (3-1). They will face the Japanese Uda-Togami on Wednesday. Prithika Pavade and Camille Lutz will meet the Hong Kongers Doo-Zhu.
Semi-finalist in 2022 in Singapore, the mixed doubles Lebesson-Yuan, on the other hand, was eliminated on Monday as soon as it entered the running, in the round of 16, by the Swedes Christina Kallberg and Truls Moregard (3-1).