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Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti Make a Strong Comeback at YONEX All England Open

Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti, the former All England mixed doubles champions in 2020 and ranked No.4 in the world in 2021, are back on the court after Jordan’s waist injury and subsequent surgery hindered their progress.

After a six-month break, Jordan and Oktavianti reunited in January, and their comeback has been impressive. In the first round, they won a tough match in three games, setting the stage for an exciting second-round clash against Thai third seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

In the women’s doubles category, England’s Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith will face the challenge of taking down Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara. Matsumoto and Nagahara, the 2021 champions, have struggled with injuries, but they showcased their skills by defeating fifth seeds Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan in the first round.

The men’s singles category will see some thrilling matchups. Viktor Axelsen, the reigning champion, continues his campaign against Ng Tze Yong, a strong opponent making his All England debut. Another exciting match awaits as Lakshya Sen and Anders Antonsen meet again at the same stage as last year’s final.

In the women’s singles, Akane Yamaguchi, the dominant force, faces a challenge from Busanan Ongbamrungphan for a spot in the quarter-finals. Thailand’s Lalinrat Chaiwan, who caused a surprise upset by defeating Ratchanok Intanon in the first round, will take on Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.

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The men’s doubles category features an intriguing match between reigning champions Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana and Malaysian eighth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi.

The road to victory will not be easy for any of these players, but their determination and skills will surely make for an enthralling tournament.

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FAQs

Q: Who are the top contenders in the mixed doubles category at the YONEX All England Open?

A: Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti, who were the All England mixed doubles champions in 2020, are considered strong contenders. They are currently ranked No.4 in the world.

Q: What are the key matches to watch in the men’s singles category?

A: The match between Viktor Axelsen and Ng Tze Yong is highly anticipated, as it will be a challenging assignment for the Malaysian player in his All England debut. Another exciting match awaits as Lakshya Sen faces Anders Antonsen, with both players having a history of intense battles in previous tournaments.

Q: Can Akane Yamaguchi maintain her dominance in the women’s singles category?

A: Akane Yamaguchi has been in exceptional form and is a strong favorite in the women’s singles category. However, she will face tough competition from Busanan Ongbamrungphan, who is determined to cause an upset and secure a spot in the quarter-finals.


Summary

The YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships is witnessing intense competition as top players from around the world showcase their skills and fight for victory. Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti, the former champions in the mixed doubles category, are making a remarkable comeback after overcoming obstacles. The tournament also features thrilling matches in the men’s and women’s singles categories, with top contenders like Viktor Axelsen, Akane Yamaguchi, and many others eager to claim the prestigious title. As the tournament progresses, badminton enthusiasts can expect intense battles and outstanding performances from these talented athletes.

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