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The Yonex Japan Open 2012 saw renowned Danish badminton player Peter Gade bid farewell to one of his beloved tournaments as he was eliminated in the first round. Gade, who is on the brink of retirement, lost to Hu Yun from Hong Kong, who had recently reached his first BWF World Superseries final at the China Masters. Sadly, Gade’s 21-11 22-20 defeat meant an early exit for him, alongside his fellow Danish players Jan O Jorgensen and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus. Additionally, the out-of-form Kenichi Tago from Japan, the fifth seed, also suffered a loss against Malaysian Chong Wei Feng.

Japanese Open: First Round Results

The first round of the Japanese Open witnessed no other major upsets. Top seed Lee Chong Wei, Sho Sasaki from Japan (seeded 4), and Taufik Hidayat from Indonesia (seeded 7) all advanced with relative ease, facing Indian opponents. Chong Wei confidently overpowered Anand Pawar with a score of 21-13 21-9, while Sasaki took his time to decode Guru Sai Dutt’s tactics before eventually overcoming him with a score of 21-18 21-15.

Hidayat, on the other hand, faced a tough challenge against Indian player Parupalli Kashyap. Kashyap had previously upset the world No. 3, Chen Long, in June and had troubled Hidayat in their last four encounters. Kashyap got off to a strong start, establishing an 11-4 lead, and it seemed like Hidayat was struggling. However, the Indonesian gradually took control of the game. With flawless defense and strategic play, he created openings for himself while forcing Kashyap to cover the court. Hidayat caught up at 13 and steadily built his lead to secure the victory.

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Success for Japanese Players

The Japanese players had a successful day at the tournament. In the Women’s Singles category, Minatsu Mitani caused an upset by defeating the seventh seed, Gu Juan from Singapore, with a score of 21-16 21-17. Mitani’s compatriots, Ai Goto, Eriko Hirose, and Nozomi Okuhara, also progressed to the next round. In the Men’s Singles category, Japan celebrated as qualifier Akira Koga defeated Danish player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in three games, and Takuma Ueda emerged victorious against Chou Tien Chen from Taipei with a score of 21-16 21-6. Another qualifier, Kasumasa Sakai, upset the sixth seed Jan O Jorgensen with a score of 24-22 21-16. In the Men’s Doubles, local players Hiroyuki Saeki and Ryota Taohata surprised sixth seeds Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit from Thailand, winning with a score of 21-14 15-21 21-17.

Women’s Singles favorites advance

In the Women’s Singles category, most of the favored players made it through to the second round. Tine Baun from Denmark (seeded 1), Sung Ji Hyun from Korea (seeded 2), and Bae Yeon Ju, also from Korea (seeded 4), all had comfortable victories. However, Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand (seeded 3) faced a tough fight from the promising local player, Sayaka Takahashi, before prevailing with a score of 21-12 19-21 21-19.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Who emerged as the winner of the Yonex Japan Open 2012?

A: The winner of the Yonex Japan Open 2012 was not mentioned in this article.

Q: Which Danish player was eliminated in the first round?

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A: Renowned Danish badminton player Peter Gade was eliminated in the first round of the Yonex Japan Open 2012.

Q: How did Taufik Hidayat perform in his match against Parupalli Kashyap?

A: Taufik Hidayat started the match slowly but gradually took control, eventually winning against Parupalli Kashyap.

Conclusion

The Yonex Japan Open 2012 provided thrilling badminton matches and unexpected results. While some notable players faced early exits, others showcased their skills and advanced in the tournament. The Japanese players had a particularly successful day, with several qualifying for the next round. As the tournament progresses, fans eagerly await more exciting matches and upsets. Stay tuned to Carnegiecentre for all the latest badminton news and updates!

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