Thursday, 20 Jun 2024

NEWS

The YONEX Swiss Open in Basel showcased thrilling badminton matches and unexpected results, building on the excitement from the previous YONEX All England Open. Let’s dive into the highlights of this tournament:

Men’s Singles

In a surprising turn of events, Viktor Axelsen, the reigning All England champion, had to withdraw from the tournament in the second round. His countryman, Anders Antonsen, also failed to capitalize on the opportunity and was knocked out in the quarter-finals by India’s Srikanth Kidambi.

Emerging as the victor was Jonatan Christie from Indonesia, the fourth seed. He displayed an outstanding performance throughout the tournament and secured the title by defeating India’s HS Prannoy in the final with a score of 21-12, 21-18. This victory marked Christie’s third BWF World Tour title.

Men’s Doubles

Another Indonesian fourth seed, Fajar Alfian, and his partner Muhammad Rian Ardianto, triumphed in the men’s doubles category. They faced a tough challenge in the final against Nur Izzuddin and Goh Sze Fei of Malaysia, but managed to prevail with a tight score of 21-18, 21-19. As former Thomas Cup champions, Alfian and Ardianto showcased their expertise and claimed the crown.

Women’s Singles

PV Sindhu, determined to bounce back after a disappointing performance in the All England Open, showcased her prowess and claimed the top spot on the Basel podium. In the final, she dominated Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan, the world number 11, with a convincing score of 21-16, 21-8. Sindhu’s exceptional performance throughout the week solidified her triumph in Switzerland.

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Other Highlights

German player Isabel Lohau made her mark in both the mixed and women’s doubles categories. Despite a defeat in the women’s doubles final with her partner Linda Efler, Lohau and Mark Lamsfuss emerged victorious in the mixed doubles final. They staged a remarkable comeback against Goh Soon Haut and Lai Shevon Jemie from Malaysia, winning the title with a score of 12-21, 21-18, 21-17.

The YONEX Swiss Open delivered an exhilarating week of badminton in north-west Switzerland, showcasing the talents and determination of players from around the world. This tournament reaffirmed the global appeal and excitement of this captivating sport.

FAQs

Q: Who won the men’s singles category in the YONEX Swiss Open?

A: Jonatan Christie from Indonesia claimed the title in the men’s singles category.

Q: Which Indonesian players triumphed in the YONEX Swiss Open?

A: Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto secured the men’s doubles crown, showcasing their skills and experience.

Q: Who emerged as the winner in the women’s singles category?

A: PV Sindhu showcased her dominance and claimed the top spot in the women’s singles category.

Q: Did Isabel Lohau achieve success in the YONEX Swiss Open?

A: Yes, Isabel Lohau reached the finals in both the mixed and women’s doubles categories. She emerged victorious in the mixed doubles final with Mark Lamsfuss.