DRAW : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=10b084d8-292f-4586-874c-ab52535ce1ce
2021 WINNERS => https://bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com/tournament/3972/yonex-french-open-2021/results/podium/
MS – Kanta Tsuneyama (JPN)
WS – Akane Yamaguchi (JPN)
MD – Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (KOR)
WD – Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan (KOR)
XD – Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (JPN)
Following pulled out in DEN Open, Kento Momota and Anders Antonsen also skip Paris tour (US$675,000) as well alongside top-ranked mixed doubles pair, Watanabe/Higashino and Tang CM/Tse YS. The Japanese duo were out of their element completely last week in Odense when they lost unexpectedly to Goh SH/Shevon Lai in last eight.
Once again, MS top-half section describes tougher draw where Axelsen, Lee ZJ, Loh KY and Christie gather together, strong contender Dane is slated to face the resurgent Shi YQ in second round, a much anticipated clash to follow. Ginting and Chou TC are two seeded remains in bottom half and a string of the underdogs.
Possible same scenario for two-time World Champion Yamaguchi to meet arch rival Wang ZY in second round also Tai TY-Intanon might happen in quarter while to Chinese protagonists Chen YF-He BJ likely to cross sword in same round. The repetition of draw pattern regularly raising question how high the probability for one player to meet same opponent in back to back tournament.