Friday, 14 Jun 2024

Men’s and Mixed Doubles Champions Face Early Exit at YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2024

The YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2024 saw a surprising turn of events as the reigning men’s and mixed doubles world champions were knocked out on Day Two. Seo Seung Jae experienced a double heartbreak as he lost his men’s doubles first-round match with Kang Min Hyuk and his mixed doubles match alongside Chae Yu Jung.

In the men’s doubles, He Ji Ting and Ren Xiang Yu from China emerged victorious against the third seeds, triumphing with a score of 21-14 21-13 in just 35 minutes. Interestingly, these two pairs had met last week at the YONEX French Open, where the Koreans emerged as winners in straight games en route to the semi-finals.

Expressing their delight, He Ji Ting said, “We’re very glad that we can win this against the world champions. It is a nice revenge and a huge confidence boost for us as well. We watched our previous match against them with our coach and improved on the areas we didn’t do well.”

In the mixed doubles category, Ye Hong Wei and Lee Chia Hsin from Chinese Taipei advanced with a convincing win of 21-17 21-10 in less than 30 minutes. They will now face Supak Jomkoh and Supissara Paewsampran of Thailand in the next round.

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Lee mentioned, “We didn’t think too much about who we were playing because we have a few pairs to compete against still, and each match will be difficult. We were just focused on the moment and will play it match by match.”

Meanwhile, on Day Two of the tournament, other defending champions also showcased their skills and secured their spots in the next rounds. An Se Young, the women’s singles champion from Korea, won her first-round match against Wen Chi Hsu from Chinese Taipei with a score of 21-17 21-16.

Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong, the defending women’s doubles champions from Korea, advanced after their opponents retired due to injury. Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto, the men’s doubles champions, displayed their prowess and sailed through to the second round.

Tai Tzu Ying, the three-time women’s singles champion, had a comfortable victory against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. With confidence, she aims to add a fourth crown to her collection after her previous wins in 2017, 2018, and 2020.

In the men’s singles, the 2021 champion, Lee Zii Jia, knocked out Japan’s Kodai Naraoka, who was the sixth seed and a world silver medallist. The former champion seeks to make his mark once again in the tournament.

These unexpected results on Day Two of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2024 have added excitement and anticipation to the upcoming matches. Stay tuned for more thrilling action in the world of badminton.

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