Table tennis: Félix Lebrun wins his second and final group match without trembling

Table tennis: Félix Lebrun wins his second and final group match without trembling

Le jeune montpelliérain a tenu son rang. Midi Libre – DORIAN CAYUELA

After his victory, Monday April 15 against the Chilean Nicolas Burgos, the young Montpellier did it again, this Wednesday April 17, against a tougher opponent.

The entry into the running of Félix Lebrun, world number 5, went well on Monday April 15, with a clear and flawless victory against ;Nicolas Burgos, young 22-year-old Chilean (52nd in the world – seeded 38th in the tournament): 4-0 (11-7, 11-1, 11-7, 11-2).

This Wednesday, April 17, Alexis' younger brother challenged Taipei's Kao Cheng-Jui (31st in the world & seeded 25th in the tournament).

Two out of two for Félix, Alexis must win his second match

Dominant in the first two sets, won 11-8 and 11-2, Félix then let the third slip away (10-12). In the fourth, led 2-6 by his opponent, three years his senior, the 17-year-old prodigy was able to find the mental resources to win the match, with spectacular points (see video below).

Félix Lebrun logically finishes at the top of his group with two wins in as many matches and is qualified for the round of 16, where the competition will be completely different.

For Alexis Lebrun, 21st in the world, hanging on for his entry into contention on Tuesday April 16, against the Ecuadorian Alberto Mino (86th in the world) and conceding a draw 2-2 (3-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4), victory will be mandatory at 11:40 a.m. (French time).

Faced with Lin Shidong (18th in the world), winner of Mino (4-0) the task will be difficult for the Montpellier.

Finally, Simon Gauzy, 25th in the world, had to work hard to dispose of the modest Egyptian Mohamed El-Beiali (7-11, 11-3, 16-14, 11-9) and finds himself with his back to the wall, with the obligation to win, before facing the South Korean Jang Woojin at 12:20 p.m. (French time).

The meetings can be followed on the RMC Sport YouTube channel

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