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Brice Leverdez Surprises Lee Chong Wei at the Yonex Denmark Open 2016

Brice Leverdez, the French badminton player, delivered an impressive performance as he defeated the world No.1 Lee Chong Wei in the quarter-finals of the Yonex Denmark Open 2016. This victory marks Leverdez’s first win against Lee in seven meetings, securing his spot in the Men’s Singles semi-finals of a MetLife BWF World Superseries tournament.

Leverdez’s Consistent Display

Throughout the match, Leverdez showcased consistent play, snatching the first game while Lee struggled to find his rhythm. Despite Lee’s attempts to make a comeback in the second game, Leverdez maintained his lead and even earned two match points. Although errors cost him the second game, Leverdez remained determined and resilient. Each time Lee took a lead, Leverdez managed to re-engage and level the score. Leverdez capitalized on his opportunities, ultimately winning the match 21-17, 20-22, 21-19 in 77 minutes.

Brice Leverdez (right) and Lee Chong Wei

Lee’s Reflection and Next Steps

Lee, who was aiming for his 45th Superseries title, admitted that he was not at his best during the match. However, he remains determined to bounce back and perform well in the upcoming tournament in Paris.

In the semi-finals, Leverdez will face Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, who secured his spot by overcoming Danish teen Anders Antonsen in a thrilling match. The other semi-final will feature an all-Korean clash between Son Wan Ho and veteran Lee Hyun Il, who demonstrated resilience in his victory over Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong.

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Lee Hyun Il of Korea

Carolina Marin, known as badminton’s Iron Lady, showcased her mental strength as she made a remarkable comeback against Sun Yu in the Women’s Singles quarter-finals. Marin, the top seed and Olympic champion, once again demonstrated her resilience, saving two match points in a see-saw battle that captivated the audience at Odense Sports Park.

The match was a true test of mental fortitude, with Marin overcoming an eight-point deficit in the third game. Despite her frustration with unforced errors, Marin managed to stay calm and think positively throughout the match. Her determined attitude and relentless attack eventually led to victory, with Marin winning 21-19, 16-21, 27-25 in 95 hard-fought minutes.

Sun acknowledged Marin’s experience and mental strength as crucial factors in the match. Marin’s ability to outlast opponents mentally has become her trademark, allowing her to excel in high-pressure situations.

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Thailand had a remarkable day at the Yonex Denmark Open 2016, with their players securing victories in all three quarter-finals they were involved in. These victories also marked special milestones for the Thai players.

In Men’s Doubles, Bodin Isara and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet, after previously losing to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, managed to defeat the Indonesian pair 21-16, 12-21, 21-19. In Women’s Doubles, Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai achieved a similar feat by defeating the Luo twins from China 21-16, 21-18. These victories secured both pairs a spot in their first World Superseries semi-finals.

“We are more confident now, especially after winning the Thailand Open. It’s great to be in our first Superseries semi-final,” said Supajirakul, expressing her excitement.

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Nitya Krishinda Maheswari & Greysia Polii (front) of Indonesia

Denmark’s chances of winning a title at the Yonex Denmark Open 2016 rest with Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Men’s Doubles and Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen in Mixed Doubles.

Fischer Nielsen and Pedersen, after nearly being eliminated in the second round, displayed a powerful performance against top-seeded Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na from Korea, defeating them 21-13, 21-18. They will face Chris and Gabby Adcock in the semi-finals.

“We decided not to wait and see what they were going to do but to attack and play with a lot of speed from the start. This has been our best match for a long time, and we are pleased to be in the semi-finals,” said Pedersen.

Boe and Mogensen defeated Russian rivals Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov 21-14, 21-5, setting up a clash with Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong from Malaysia.


FAQs

1. Who defeated Lee Chong Wei in the Yonex Denmark Open 2016?

Brice Leverdez of France defeated Lee Chong Wei in the quarter-finals of the Yonex Denmark Open 2016.

2. What was the score of the match between Carolina Marin and Sun Yu?

Carolina Marin won the match against Sun Yu with a score of 21-19, 16-21, 27-25.

3. Which Thai players secured victories in their quarter-final matches?

Bodin Isara and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet in Men’s Doubles and Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai in Women’s Doubles both secured victories in their respective quarter-final matches.

4. Which Danish players have a chance to win a title at the Yonex Denmark Open 2016?

Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Men’s Doubles and Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen in Mixed Doubles have a chance to win titles at the Yonex Denmark Open 2016.

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Conclusion

The Yonex Denmark Open 2016 has seen exciting matches and surprising victories. Brice Leverdez’s win against Lee Chong Wei has brought him to the Men’s Singles semi-finals, where he will face Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk. Carolina Marin showcased her mental strength and resilience in her victory over Sun Yu. The Thai players had a remarkable day, securing victories in all three quarter-finals they were involved in. Danish hopes rest with Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen and Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen in their respective categories. As the tournament progresses, fans eagerly anticipate more thrilling matches and surprising outcomes.

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