The Round of 16 of the French Open will see Frenchman Brice Leverdez take on Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien-Chen. Both the shuttlers are coming off a brilliant performance in the first round against the Indians and will be looking to continue the momentum. Fourth seed Chen is the clear favourite against Brice who has been rusty thus far in the season.
Brice Leverdez vs Chou Tien-Chen Match Details
- Tournament: BWF French Open
- Match: Brice Leverdez vs Chou Tien-Chen
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: October 28, 2021
- Prize money: $600,000
- Venue: Paris, France
French Open 2021: Brice Leverdez vs Chou Tien-Chen Preview
Leverdez is coming off a hard-fought win over India’s P Kashyap in the first round. Brice toppled Kashyap 21-17, 17-21, 21-11 in a match that last an hour and four minutes. Tien-Chen on the other hand toppled HS Pranoy to make it to the Roud of 16. The fourth seed outshined the Indian in straight games of 21-11, 21-14 in just over 30 mins.
The Denmark Open 2021 was a forgetful affair for the shuttlers set to clash. While the Frenchman failed to go past the first round, Chen faltered in the quarterfinals. Both the players will be looking to make up for the missed opportunity in what might be an interesting game.
Brice Leverdez vs Chou Tien-Chen Head to Head
The French Open meeting will be the second time Brice and Chen clash in a BWF tournament. The last time the duo faced off was in the Indonesia Masters back in 2018. It too was a Round of 16 clash where Chen had the better of the Frenchman as he was outclassed in straight games.
Brice Leverdez vs Chou Tien-Chen Prediction
Brice, who is ranked 37th in the world, is expected to face a steep challenge from Tien-Chen. The Frenchman’s 401 career wins compared to Chen’s 411 means there is not much separating the two when it comes to experience. Yet, Brice is expected to bow out of the tournament against the Taipei shuttler given the fourth seed’s recent run of form.
Prediction: Chou Tien-Chen to win in straight games.
Brice Leverdez vs Chou Tien-Chen Live Stream
The Brice Leverdez vs Chou Tien-Chen live stream will be telecasted on the Star Sports 3 TV channel in India. Live streaming will also be available on the Disney+Hotstar website and app. For the residents of other nations, they enjoy the French Open live streaming on the BWF TV Youtube Channel.
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