Thursday, 13 Jun 2024

NEWS

By Tom Harle in Birmingham

The time for talking is finally over with a glut of glittering first-round match-ups raising the curtain on the 115th edition of the YONEX All England Open. Among the pick of them comes in men’s singles with 2022 finalist Lakshya Sen and fifth seed Chou Tien-chen pitted together in the sixth match on Court 1. The Indian, 21, won men’s singles gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham but has since been searching for form after nasal surgery disrupted his progress at the end of 2022. Reigning YONEX All England champion Viktor Axelsen starts his quest for a third title against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu, the penultimate clash on Court 1. 2021 world champion Loh Kean Yew starts early on Court 2, facing Zhao Jun Peng of China, with an all-Danish clash following later between Anders Antonsen and Rasmus Gemke. Third seed Anthony Ginting will have to watch his step against Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand – they have met nine times with the Indonesian edging the head-to-head 5-4. The first chapter in a fascinating women’s singles draw sees Olympic champion Chen Yufei take on Michelli Li of Canada in the opening match on Court 2. Her team-mate Wang Zhi Yi, seeded sixth here, begins on Court 4 against Saena Kawakami and 2021 All England champion Nozomi Okuhara takes on Pornpawee Chochuwong as she aims to reverse her poor run of recent form. Reigning men’s doubles champions Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana will christen Court 1 and clash with South Korea’s Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang. The host nation’s challenge begins with Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith in the women’s doubles and their first-ever meeting with USA’s Srivedya Gurazada and Ishika Jaiswal, the second match on Court 1. Smith and mixed doubles partner Marcus Ellis round off the action on that court with a tie against Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya of Japan. Among the other eye-catching doubles ties sees women’s doubles fifth seeds Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan of Malaysia face Japan’s world No.11 pairing Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara. China’s dominant women’s doubles duo of Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan open up against a Japanese pairing, Rin Iwanaga and Kie Nakanishi.

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Chinese doubles 2000

Aside from the usual suspects, among the top European hopes will be Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue in mixed doubles with the French pair starting off against Ko Sung Hyun and Eom Hye Won. Olympic mixed doubles champions Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong tested their credentials against European opposition in Denmark’s Mathias Thryrri and Amalie Magelund.

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FAQs

Q: How can I purchase tickets for the 2023 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships?
A: To purchase tickets for the 2023 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships, you can visit the official website of the event at here. There you will find all the necessary information regarding ticket availability and prices.

Q: Who are the top European contenders in the mixed doubles category?
A: One of the top European contenders in the mixed doubles category is the French pair Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue. They will be starting off their campaign against the formidable duo of Ko Sung Hyun and Eom Hye Won.

Summary

The 115th edition of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships is set to kick off with an exciting lineup of first-round matches. In the men’s singles, all eyes will be on 2022 finalist Lakshya Sen as he takes on fifth seed Chou Tien-chen. Reigning champion Viktor Axelsen will also be vying for his third title against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu. In the women’s singles, Olympic champion Chen Yufei will face off against Michelli Li of Canada, while Nozomi Okuhara aims to reverse her recent poor form against Pornpawee Chochuwong. Additionally, there are thrilling doubles matchups to look forward to, including the clash between Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana against Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang. European hopes rest on Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue in the mixed doubles category. Tickets for the event are now on sale, and more information can be found on the official website.

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