Denmark Open winners last week, Feng/Huang seemed to be grappling with fatigue after two titles and three consecutive weeks on tour.
Tse revealed: “I think they are tired because they’ve played a lot of matches in the past few weeks. We liberated ourselves and just wanted to do our best and that paid off.”
“At the Denmark Open we lost in the first round, so we had more rest and time to prepare.” Tang added. “We hit them with a lot of speed, and our attacks were quicker. I don’t think we handled the court conditions that well, but we had more variations in our tactics.”
“I’m happy I managed the match in two games. Kidambi is one of the toughest players and if he grew more confident in the match, I knew it would be really tricky. I tried to play my game with aggression.” –Toma Junior Popov on outclassing Kidambi Srikanth 21-17 21-15 for his first ever French Open win
“We live together, we play together. There are always learnings when you play your teammates. Shehas her match in the evening, so perhaps we won’t have dinner but if I see her at the hotel, I’d like to have breakfast together.” – Chen Yu Fei on potentially facing teammate Wang Zhi Yi in the next round
“We’ve tried to learn some French words. We know ‘bonjour’, ‘ca va’ and ‘merci’. It’s a nice language.” –Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi on why they like France
“The moment I won, I was so happy. Before the match, I thought about a walkover as four tournaments in a row after the Asian Games takes its toll and my team have been concerned about my condition. I chose to play at least one game and see how I got on. Physically, I’m feeling great. All the fatigue is forgotten. I’m buzzing and running on adrenaline.” – A chirpy Lee Zii Jia after winning his first-ever French Open match, 21-15 21-16 against Weng Hong Yang