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Kazumasa Sakai’s Impressive Run Continues at Yonex Japan Open 2012

Kazumasa Sakai has been making waves at the Yonex Japan Open 2012. Despite being ranked 86th in the world, Sakai has shown exceptional skill and determination, securing a spot in the quarter-finals after defeating Wong Wing Ki, who is ranked 22nd. This comes on the heels of Sakai’s victory over Jan O. Jorgensen, the 6th seed in the tournament. Sakai’s outstanding performance is a testament to his talent and hard work. In the next round, he will face the experienced Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand.

Doubles Upsets Highlight Yonex Japan Open 2012

While Singles matches had some surprising outcomes, it was the Doubles matches that stole the spotlight at the Yonex Japan Open 2012. Two Olympic silver medalists, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Men’s Doubles and Reika Kakiiwa/Mizuki Fujii in Women’s Doubles, suffered unexpected defeats. Fujii and Kakiiwa were defeated by their fellow teammates Yonemoto Koharu/Yuriko Miki, while Boe and Mogensen were bested by the Indonesian pair Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki/Hendra Aprida Gunawan. These upsets serve as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of badminton and the fierce competition among top players.

Top Seeds in Singles Maintain Dominance

The top seeds in the Singles event at the Yonex Japan Open 2012 had a smooth journey to the quarter-finals. Tine Baun showcased her prowess against Busanan Ongbumrungpan from Thailand, cruising to victory in just 28 minutes. Lee Chong Wei, a formidable force in the badminton world, had an unexpectedly easy win over Viktor Axelsen from Denmark. Lee’s compatriot, Chong Wei Feng, also secured a spot in the quarter-finals by defeating India’s Ajay Jayaram. The dominance of these top-ranked players highlights their skill and consistency on the court.

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Exciting Matches and Upsets

One of the most thrilling matches of the day was between Indian teenager PV Sindhu and the fourth seed Bae Yeon Ju from Korea. Sindhu, who has been making a name for herself with notable victories over top-ranked players, started the match strong, winning the first game convincingly. However, Yeon Ju fought back in the second game, eventually winning the match in a tight third game. Sindhu’s performance throughout the tournament showcases her potential and promises a bright future for Indian badminton.

Looking Ahead and FAQs

As the Yonex Japan Open 2012 continues, badminton fans around the world eagerly anticipate the upcoming matches. The quarter-finals promise more intense action and thrilling performances from the remaining players. Stay tuned for updates and keep an eye on the Carnegiecentre website for the latest badminton news.


Q: Where can I find the latest badminton news?
A: For the latest badminton news and updates, visit Carnegiecentre at Carnegiecentre.

Q: Who are the top seeds in the Yonex Japan Open 2012?
A: The top seeds in the Yonex Japan Open 2012 are Tine Baun and Lee Chong Wei in the Singles event.

Q: Which players caused upsets in the Doubles matches?
A: Yonemoto Koharu/Yuriko Miki defeated Reika Kakiiwa/Mizuki Fujii in Women’s Doubles, while Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki/Hendra Aprida Gunawan defeated Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Men’s Doubles.


The Yonex Japan Open 2012 has been a showcase of talent, determination, and exciting badminton matches. Upsets and impressive performances have captivated fans worldwide. As the tournament progresses, the remaining players will continue to battle it out for the prestigious title. Stay connected with Carnegiecentre for the latest updates and analysis of this thrilling badminton event.

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