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Leverdez vs Chong Wei – The World Championship rematch
Date: 7/17/2018 9:02 AM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

For the second consecutive year Brice Leverdez will face Lee Chong Wei at the World Championships.

The TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018 will take place in Nanjing, China from July 30th to August 5th, and today the draw was conducted.

French Brice Leverdez will face Lee Chong Wei in the first round – a rematch from the last edition of the World Championships in Glasgow, where Leverdez beat Chong Wei in three games.

Axelsen as top seed
Dutch Mark Caljouw will also be facing a strong opponent in the first round. Caljouw will play Chinese legend, Lin Dan.

- It is a hard draw but we prepare as much as we can, and I will give it all. My gameplan is a secret, but it will be a hard match, so I have to prepare for that, Caljouw says.

The defending World Champion in men’s singles and top seed, Viktor Axelsen, will face Duarte Nuno Anjo, Portugal in the first round.

See the draw right here 

Bye for Marin
In women’s singles the defending European Champion and two times World Champion, Carolina Marin, has a bye in the first round and will play either Thai Busanan Ongbamrungphan or Jamie Hsu from the United States in the second round.

The runner-up from the 2018 European Championships in Huelva, Evgeniya Kosetskaya, will play fellow European Fabienne Deprez from Germany in her first match at the World Championships.

Mia Blichfeldt, Denmark and Natalia Perminova, Russia, will fight each other for a spot in the second round. The winner will play the former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand.

See the draw right here 

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