Ben Lane and Sean Vendy will compete for doubles glory at the YONEX French Open 2022, trying to return to their seed-topping ways.
Lane and Vendy, as well as Callum Hemming and Jessica Pugh, all failed to clear the first hurdle in the Denmark Open.
The men’s doubles team begins their campaign against Denmark’s Jeppe Bay and Lasse Molhede, and if they win in round one, they will face Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto in the second round.
If they beat the Indonesian fifth seeds, they will face another elite pair in the semi-finals, with fourth seeds Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia also in their half of the draw.
Lane and Vendy reached the quarter-finals of the Japan Open in September, defeating top seeds Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin after knocking out Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the World Championships the week before.
Hemming and Pugh approached the Denmark Open with confidence after winning silver at the Dutch Open, but were defeated by Thai couple Supak Jomkoh and Supissara Paewsampran.
The mixed doubles team was placed in the same half of the draw as the defending champions, Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, in Paris.
Hemming and Pugh would only encounter the Japanese second seeds in the semi-finals, and they would have to navigate a difficult path to get there.
They will face Dutch pair Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek in the first round, and if they win, they will face fourth seeds Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong in the second round.
Lauren Smith and Chloe Birch will miss the tournament at Stade Pierre de Coubertin while Smith recovers from an ankle injury sustained at the Dutch Open.
Following the conclusion of the Denmark Open, the BWF tour will now go to France, where top badminton players will participate in the French Open 2022. The French Open will begin on October 25. The 18th edition of the French Open Super Series 750 will feature 64 singles players and 96 doubles teams. We look at the squad, the prize money, and where to watch the competition live.
Schedule for the French Open 2022:
The first-round matches for the French Open 2022 will be contested on October 25 and 26, while the second-round matches will be played on October 27. In terms of the knockout stage, the quarterfinals will be held on October 28, followed by the semi-finals and finals on October 29 and 30, respectively.
Where can I watch the French Open 2022 live on television?
The French Open badminton competition in 2022 will be broadcast live on India’s Sports18 TV channel.
Where can I watch the French Open 2022 live?
The Voot platform will also offer live coverage of the French Open 2022.
Broadcasting Live: YONEX French Open (try this free)
Prize money at the French Open 2022:
In terms of prize money, the winner of the singles tournament will receive $42,000, while the runners-up will receive $20,400. The winner of the semi-finals will receive $8,400, while the winner of the quarter-finals will receive $3,300. Players who advance to the last 16 will win $1,800, while those who exit in the Round of 32 will receive $600.
When it comes to doubles, the winner will collect $44,400 in prize money, while the runner-up will receive $21,000 in prize money. The winner of the semi-finals will receive $8,400, while the winner of the quarter-finals will receive $3,750. The winning team at the French Open 2022 will receive $1,950, while the losing team in the Round of 32 will receive $600.
Defenders of the title (Winners of 2019 edition)
- Kanta Tsuneyama – Japan – Men’s singles
- Akane Yamugachi – Women’s Singles – Japan
- Men’s doubles – South Korea – Ko Sung-hyun / Shin Baek-cheol
- Women’s doubles – South Korea – Lee So-hee / Shin Seung-chan
- Japan – Mixed doubles – Yuta Watanabe / Arisa Higashino