Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

BWF News

Chris and Gabrielle Adcock Secure Semifinal Spot at BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, the talented badminton duo from England, have managed to secure a place in the Mixed Doubles semifinals at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals. Despite losing their first two matches in Group A, the Adcocks were able to secure a last-gasp entry by winning their final match against Germany’s Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels in straight games. Additionally, they needed the Chinese pair Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei to beat Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in straight games. Luckily, both of these possibilities became a reality, and to add to the irony, the Adcocks will be facing their saviours, Zhang and Zhao, in the semifinals.

The last session’s play witnessed the Adcocks defeating Fuchs and Michels with a score of 21-16, 21-17, while Zhang and Zhao breezed past Ko and Kim with a score of 21-12, 21-18. Three teams in Group A finished with one point each, but the Adcocks secured their spot due to the countback of games won and lost.

In the other Mixed Doubles semifinal, defending champions Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen from Denmark will be facing China’s Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin, the same pair that defeated them in the final group match.

The Men’s Singles top seed, Chen Long from China, will be facing off against India’s Kidambi Srikanth, while the other semifinal will be an all-Danish clash between Jan O Jorgensen and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

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India’s Saina Nehwal, who achieved a perfect record in the Women’s Singles group assignments, will next face Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei, the player who defeated her at the Hong Kong Open last month. Japanese World Junior champion Akane Yamaguchi will be battling against Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun.

In the Men’s Doubles, top seeds Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong from South Korea will be matched against Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen. China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei will be facing Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa.

Two Chinese pairs have made it to the Women’s Doubles semifinals. World champions Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei will be challenged by Korea’s Jung Kyung Eun and Kim Ha Na, while top seeds Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi will be facing China’s Luo Ying and Luo Yu.

The draw ceremony for the tournament took place last night in the presence of media and team officials.

For today’s results, click here.