Thursday, 13 Jun 2024

The Thrilling YONEX All England Finals: A Recap

The recently concluded YONEX All England finals delivered exhilarating badminton matches that kept fans on the edge of their seats. In the men’s singles, the remarkable Viktor Axelsen once again showcased his dominance, reaching his fourth All England final. Despite his previous successes, the Danish star’s celebration showed just how much this victory meant to him.

Axelsen faced off against Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen in a match that witnessed Axelsen’s superiority, as he has now defeated Chou in 14 out of their 16 meetings. The first game saw Axelsen take control, although Chou threatened a comeback later on. Nevertheless, Axelsen turned up the heat and secured a convincing 21-13, 21-14 victory in just 48 minutes.

In an equally thrilling semifinal, the rising star Sen took on Lee Zii Jia. The match had the crowd completely engrossed for 76 intense minutes. These two players hadn’t faced each other since their junior days in 2016, and their reunion did not disappoint. The first two games swung back and forth, with Sen winning the first game 21-13 and Lee responding with a 21-12 victory in the second. The deciding game was a true test of skill, with Lakshya Sen’s incredible net play finally sealing the victory. The 20-year-old’s joy and disbelief were evident as he threw his racket in the air to celebrate his well-earned win.

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Sen expressed his sentiments after the match, stating, “The match was incredibly close, and I didn’t even know how to celebrate. I managed to keep the shuttle in play and play well at the net, which ultimately led to my victory. It’s amazing how far I’ve come in just a year, and I’m thrilled to have made it to the final.”

This year’s All England tournament also saw Japan’s dominance in the sport, with Japanese players triumphing in four out of five titles. In the women’s doubles, Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida breezed past Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong, establishing themselves as the favorites to win the title. They will face the Chinese duo of Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu, who have reached the All England final in only their second tournament together.

In the mixed doubles event, reigning champions Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino successfully cracked the code of the world No.1 pairing, Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai from Thailand. Watanabe’s athleticism played a crucial role in their impressive 21-14, 21-15 victory.

The men’s doubles final witnessed an intense battle between Chinese top seeds Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping and Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong. In the end, it was Wang and Huang who emerged victorious, winning the match 21-7, 13-21, 21-13.

Overall, the 2021 YONEX All England finals showcased exceptional badminton talent from around the world. The thrilling matches and unexpected outcomes proved once again why this tournament is highly regarded in the badminton community. As the players prepare for future competitions, fans eagerly await more exhilarating moments on the court.

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