Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

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The opening day of the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Championships 2013 was relatively quiet, with only a few notable upsets in the Men’s Singles category. Former runner-up Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Indonesia, 10) and Wong Wing Ki (Hong Kong, 12) were both eliminated.

While the favorites had an easy time, there were some intriguing matches featuring lesser-known players. One of these matches was the contest between Men’s Singles third seed Du Pengyu (China) and Son Wan Ho (Korea). The match was an engrossing battle between the “comeback man” and a player who has been overshadowed by more famous teammates Lin Dan and Chen Long. Despite being seeded third, Du hasn’t received much attention, even though he won the Badminton Asia Championship a few months ago.

Du faced a tough challenge from Son, with the match lasting a grueling 85 minutes. Son, who had a brief period of success last year before being sidelined by injury, played close to his best. He displayed excellent defense and skillful play at the net, denting Du’s confidence. Although Son had some inconsistency toward the end of the first game, Du clinched it. However, Son dominated the second game, leaving Du searching for answers. In the end, Du emerged victorious with a 21-17 16-21 21-13 victory. In the next round, Du will face Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Thailand).

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Another surprise in the Men’s Singles category was the defeat of 12th seed Wong Wing Ki (Hong Kong) by a rejuvenated Ajay Jayaram. Jayaram had just recovered from a viral fever and had to dig deep to win the 64-minute battle.

Jayaram commented on his victory, saying, “I knew it was going to be a tough match, and I had to put in my full effort to pull through. The shuttles were slow, and I had to play patiently, waiting for my chances. I was struggling with my fitness as I had recovered from sickness. But I dug in deep in the final set, keeping the shuttle in play without making too many errors. I’m very happy with my performance today. I fought hard both mentally and physically, displaying a good variation of both attack and defense.” Jayaram will face Spain’s Pablo Abian in the next round.

The Men’s Singles tenth seed, Sony Dwi Kuncoro, who has been out of form this year, was beaten by Derek Wong (Singapore). Another disappointment for Indonesia was the downfall of Simon Santoso to Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao. However, eighth seed Tommy Sugiarto managed to avoid the same fate, surviving a close match with Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Denmark). Jan O Jorgensen, another Danish player, held off a spirited Lee Dong Keun (Korea), while promising young Dane Viktor Axelsen also advanced to the second round.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The top three players in Men’s Singles, defending champion Lin Dan (China), top seed Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia), and second seed Chen Long (China), had easy victories in their first matches. Lin Dan defeated Sattawat Pongnairat (USA), while Chen Long was ruthless against Luka Wraber (Austria). Lee Chong Wei dismantled Scott Evans (Ireland).
  • In the Women’s Doubles category, the USA team of Paula Lynn Obanana/Eva Lee held off Ukraine’s Yulia Kazarinova/Anna Kobceva in a thrilling match.
  • India’s Ashwini Ponnappa had a tough day, losing both her doubles matches in close three-game battles. Ponnappa and her Mixed Doubles partner Tarun Kona were edged out by Hirokatsu Hashimoto/Miyuki Maeda (Japan), and Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre lost to Line Damkjaer Kruse/Marie Ropke (Denmark).
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FAQs

Q: Were there any upsets in the Men’s Singles category on the opening day of the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Championships?
A: Yes, there were a couple of upsets in the Men’s Singles category. Former runner-up Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Wong Wing Ki were both eliminated.

Q: Were there any notable matches between lesser-known players?
A: Yes, there were some intriguing matches featuring lesser-known players. One of these matches was between third seed Du Pengyu and Son Wan Ho, which was an engrossing battle between the “comeback man” and a player who has been overshadowed by more famous teammates Lin Dan and Chen Long.

Q: How did Du Pengyu perform in his match against Son Wan Ho?
A: Du Pengyu faced a stiff test from Son Wan Ho, with the match lasting 85 minutes. In the end, Du emerged victorious with a 21-17 16-21 21-13 victory.

Summary

The opening day of the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Championships 2013 saw some exciting matches in the Men’s Singles category. While there were a few upsets, the favorites had a relatively easy time. Du Pengyu and Son Wan Ho’s match was particularly engaging, with Du ultimately coming out on top. Ajay Jayaram also had a great performance, defeating Wong Wing Ki after recovering from illness. The tournament promises to be filled with thrilling badminton action as the competition progresses. Stay tuned for more updates and results from the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Championships 2013.

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