Viktor Axelsen has been seeded second for the BWF French Open ©Getty Images

Denmark Open winners Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan look to carry their form into the Badminton World Federation French Open which is set to start tomorrow in Paris and conclude on October 31 at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin.

Despite his win in Odense, Dane Axelsen is only the second seed for the tournament with his opponent in yesterday's final, Kento Momota of Japan, taking the top seed again.

Momota faces a tough draw in his opening game against former world number one and the 107 champion, Srikanth Kidambi of India.

Axelsen, meanwhile, will play South Korea's Daniel Heo Kwang-hee in the first round, who was part of the bronze medal-winning mixed team at the 2021 Sudirman Cup.

Third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark awaits Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk Yiu.

Antonsen will be seeking to avenge his disappointing second-round exit at the Denmark Open.

Chou Tien-chen of Chinese Taipei goes into the tournament as fourth seed, while Malaysia's seventh seed Lee Zii Jia and Hong Kong's eighth seed Angus Ng Ka-long are the only other seeded players in the draw.

This is due to the withdrawal of Indonesian duo Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Jonatan Christie, who are both nursing injuries sustained in the Thomas Cup and want to be fit for the Indonesia Open in November.

Second seed Ratchanok Intanon is one of three seeded Indonesian players in the women's singles at the French Open ©Getty Images
Second seed Ratchanok Intanon is one of three seeded Indonesian players in the women's singles at the French Open ©Getty Images

Yamaguchi goes into the women's singles draw as firm favourite after her stunning performance in Denmark and has duly been listed as the top seed.

Defending champion and fourth seed An Se-young of South Korea will meet Frenchwoman Léonice Huet in what could be an interesting duel if Huet can harness the power of the home crowd.

Thailand boasts three seeded players in Ratchanok Intanon, Pornpawee Chochuwong and Busanan Ongbamrungphan, as well as outsiders Supanida Katethong and Phittayaporn Chaiwan.

India's Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Pusarla Venkata Sindhu carries a lot of weight on her shoulders after she suffered a quarter-final loss in Denmark.

The good news for Sindhu is that she cannot meet her victor in Odense, An, until at least the semi-finals.

Seventh seed Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark is the only European representative of the seeded shuttlers in Paris.