Taipei, Taiwanese badminton ace Chou Tien-chen (???) was upset Wednesday in the first round of the men's singles at YONEX French Open 2018.
The world No. 4 Chou battled for 76 minutes against Rasmus Gemke of Denmark before falling 21-11, 18-21, 21-12.
Chou, who had won all three of his previous matches against Gemke in two games, may have been feeling the effects of his second-place performance at the Denmark Open last week.
Four of the five matches he played during the tournament lasted for more than an hour -- a long match in badminton -- and three of them went over 70 minutes.
Chou had been vying for his fourth title of 2018, after winning the German Open, Singapore Open and Korea Open earlier in the year.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel