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"I knew it would be a tough match"
Date: 3/15/2019 10:27 AM
Published by : Thomas Davin

The French player, Lucas Corvee, fights his way into the quarterfinals of the YONEX Swiss Open 2019, after defeating Lin You Hsien from Chinese Taipei. 

Lin You Hsien rapidly took a 7-2 lead in the first game, but the French managed to come back and win 21-19. In a very close and intense second game, Lin You Hsien took the second one 23-21, but Corvee took the deciding game (21-5) and won. 

"I knew it would be a tough match. I had some opportunities to close the match in two sets, but I guess he played better than me the last three or four points in the second set", Corvee said after the match.

"I had to stay focus in the beginning of the third set. I feel good, physically, so I managed to play maybe a bit faster than him at the end", he added. 

Corvee succeed in Basel, as he has reached the semi-finals of the YONEX Swiss Open last year.

"I am really happy to play another quarterfinal here. I love playing here", he said. 

Watch the interview with Corvee after reaching the quarterfinal in Basel here  

In the quarterfinals, the French will face Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati from India who qualified for the quarterfinals with a victory against Sameer Verma, who won the Swiss Open in 2018.
 

Together with Marc Cajouw, Corvee is the only European player in the Men’s Singles draw in Basel who defeated Parupalli Kashyap in two games (21-15, 21-16).

A new challenge is upon the Dutch who is facing Shi Yuqi, the current world number two, 
in the quarterfinals of the BWF World Tour 300 tournament

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