Friday, 14 Jun 2024

News: YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships Quarter-Finals Set to Deliver Thrilling Matches

Defending champion Lee Zii Jia and world no.2 Kento Momota are set to face off once again in the quarter-finals of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham. This highly anticipated rematch comes a year after their intense battle in the same stage of the tournament in 2021, which saw Zii Jia emerge victorious with a 21-16, 21-19 win.

The winner of this match will go on to compete in the semi-finals against either Lakshya Sen or Lu Guang Zhou. Meanwhile, Viktor Axelsen, a three-time All England finalist, will take on fifth seed Anthony Ginting, and fourth seed Chen Tien Chou will face seventh seed Jonatan Christie in their respective matches.

In the women’s singles category, the top seed and world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying will go head-to-head with defending champion Nozomi Okuhara. Both players have had an impressive start to the tournament, not dropping a single game in their opening rounds. This encounter promises to be a thrilling contest between two formidable opponents.

Other exciting quarter-final matches include an all-Chinese clash between eighth seed He Bing Jiao and third seed Chen Yu Fei, a face-off between fourth seed An Se-Young and Iris Wang, and a battle between second seed Akane Yamaguchi and Sayaka Takahashi, both representing Japan.

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In men’s doubles, top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo will aim for a smoother path to the semi-finals after a challenging second round. They will take on Indian fifth seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Setty. The second seeds, Mohammed Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, will face Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in another exciting match. Third seeds Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi, who saved a match point in round 2, will compete against Bagas Maulana and Muhammad Fikri for a spot in the semi-finals.

In women’s doubles, unseeded pairs Na Eun Jeong and Hye Jeong Kim, as well as Pearly Tan and Muralitharan Thinaah, have surprised everyone with their remarkable performances so far, and they will face each other in the quarter-finals. The highest-ranked remaining pair, second seeds Sohee Lee and Seungchan Shin, will go up against Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Pullela for a place in the last four.

The mixed doubles category will witness top seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Saspiree Taerattanachai battling it out against eighth seeds Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue, while Olympic champions Yi Lyu Wang and Dong Ping Huang face a tough challenge from fifth seeds Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti.

The YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships will bring together the best players from around the world at the Utilita Arena Birmingham from 16th to 20th March 2022. Don’t miss out on this spectacular event. Get your tickets today and experience the thrill of world-class badminton.

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FAQs

Q: When and where will the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships take place?

The YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships will be held from 16th to 20th March 2022 at the Utilita Arena Birmingham.

Q: Who will Lee Zii Jia and Kento Momota face in the semi-finals if they win their quarter-final match?

The winner of the Lee Zii Jia vs. Kento Momota quarter-final match will go on to face either Lakshya Sen or Lu Guang Zhou in the semi-finals.

Q: Who are the top contenders in the women’s singles category?

The top seed and world no.1, Tai Tzu Ying, and the defending champion, Nozomi Okuhara, are among the top contenders in the women’s singles category.

Q: Which pairs will battle it out in the men’s doubles quarter-finals?

Top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo will take on Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Setty, while second seeds Mohammed Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan will face Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. Third seeds Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi will compete against Bagas Maulana and Muhammad Fikri.

Q: Who are the surprise performers in the women’s doubles category?

Unseeded pairs Na Eun Jeong and Hye Jeong Kim, as well as Pearly Tan and Muralitharan Thinaah, have made remarkable progress in the tournament and will face each other in the quarter-finals.

Summary

The YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham are set to deliver thrilling matches in the quarter-finals. Defending champion Lee Zii Jia will face world no.2 Kento Momota, while other top players such as Viktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying, and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon are ready to showcase their skills. Exciting encounters await in both singles and doubles categories, promising intense battles for a place in the semi-finals. Don’t miss out on this world-class event from 16th to 20th March 2022. Get your tickets now and witness the excitement firsthand.

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