All-French affair at the European Men’s Final!

The men’s final of the European Individual Championships will be an all-French affair between Greg Gaultier and Thierry Lincou (pic) for the 4th year in a row. Lincou, the defending champion looking for his 3rd successive title, ended the brave run of rising Swiss star Nicolas Mueller – beating the 5/8 seed 11-6, 11-5, 1-11, 11-7. Lincou, who celebrated his 35th birthday last month, now faces national rival Greg Gaultier, the top seed who won the title 5 times from 2004 to 2008. The world No6 from marked his eighth successive appearance in the final by beating Dutch men’s champion Laurens Jan Anjema 13-11, 11-6, 11-6.