Kanta Tsuneyama creates big breakthrough in his badminton career to outlast more fancied former champion Chou TC, once again new MS champion is emerged in FRA Open after a string of the unseeded players won title in previous editions. Obviously the Japanese has better fitness level than his final rival, good court coverage, solid defense and strong endurance. As we know, several elite players either pulled out or retired in this tournament due to accumulated fatigue and Tsuneyama capitalises this situation well to reach top notch result here. Chou gave up in second game to conserve his energy but unfortunately it's still not enough to halt more composed Tsuneyama for his maiden crown in top tier tournament. Back to back title for Akane Yamaguchi and Watanabe/Higashino as well in Europe tour. Actually Sayaka Takahashi could balance her younger compatriot quality shots in opening game but inconsistency plus uncharacteristic mistakes denied 29 years old Japanese from victory including last quick three points that awarded Yamaguchi first set winning then a lopsided match in second game displaying former champion domination. WataHiga are unstoppable, take command throughout the match, tough for the Danes to break their rhythm. Big surprise when world #27 clinched MD title, 2014 World Champions Ko SH/Shin BC still show their heyday quality to beat the more favoured Gideon/Sukamuljo in two middle paced games, nostalgic edition, they're old pair but still good. A big disappointment for Minions who unable to end their title drought since January 2020, they aren't back on finest form yet particularly fast furious fast attacking shots with creative interception. Lee/Shin defend WD title in convincing way as Kim/Kong only put little trouble surprisingly instead on usual fierce fighting.