French Open is the Super Series where Indians have won maximum 7 titles. At French Open, Indians won their first Super Series and that too in Men’s Doubles in 1956. Vimal Kumar has won twice while Bahree won the first Super Series title for India here only in 1956. While India’s most successful shuttler, Saina Nehwal has finished Runners up in 2012, Kidambi Srikanth won the title in 2017.
French Open 2017: Indian Squad and Schedule
French Open History
The French Open Badminton is held since 1909 by the Fédération Française de Badminton (FFBa), with breaks between 1915-1934, and in 1965, 1970, 1972, 1994 and 2006. In 2007 it was promoted to BWF Super Series making it one of the 12 major badminton tournaments in the World. It is held at Pierre de Coubertin Stadium.
7 Indians have Won the Tournament
- Men’s Singles Winner: Vimal Kumar (1983 and 1984), Siddharth Jain (2000), Abhinn Shyam Gupta (2001), Srikanth Kidambi (2017)
Women’s Singls Winner: Aparna Popat won in 1998
Men’s Doubles Winner: AC Bahree (with CL Yap from Malaysia) in 1956
Women’s Singles Loser: Aparna Popat (1999), Saina Nehwal (2012)
Men’s Singles Loser: Gopichand (1999)