Saturday, 20 Apr 2024

Lin Dan’s Journey at the BWF World Championships

Lin Dan rued his inability to recover in time after yesterday’s match.

Five-time champion Lin Dan’s campaign at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019 came to an end in the second round, losing to HS Prannoy in a thrilling three-game encounter. Let’s dive into the details of this exciting match and see what the future holds for Prannoy.

A Close Battle with HS Prannoy

The match started with Lin Dan putting up a dominant performance in the first game. However, Prannoy managed to turn the tables in the second game, breaking free from Lin’s control. As the Chinese left-hander struggled with the pace, Prannoy took advantage and won an impressive 13 out of 14 points, leaving Lin trailing behind. The final scoreline was 21-11, 13-21, 21-7 in Prannoy’s favor, setting up an exciting third-round clash with top seed Kento Momota.

Prannoy’s Determination and Focus

Reflecting on the match, Prannoy mentioned that he made a few changes in his game plan for the third game. He acknowledged Lin Dan’s reputation as a tough opponent, especially in slow conditions. Prannoy’s focus was to not let the match slip away from his grasp. With a point-by-point approach and not thinking about the end result, Prannoy managed to secure a well-deserved victory. He also expressed his excitement for the upcoming match against Momota, considering it an opportunity to prove himself as a big tournament player.

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Lin Dan’s Recovery After First Round

Lin Dan admitted that he couldn’t fully recover after his first-round match against Nguyen Tien Minh. This might have affected his performance against Prannoy in the second round. Nevertheless, Lin Dan’s experience and track record in major events can’t be overlooked, and he will surely be back stronger in the future.

Match of the Session: Lianne Tan vs. Nguyen Thuy Linh

In another intense battle, Belgium’s Lianne Tan fought against Vietnam’s Nguyen Thuy Linh for a staggering 59 minutes. Tan saved a match point and emerged victorious with a final scoreline of 20-22, 22-20, 21-13. The match showcased the determination and grit of both players, making it a memorable encounter.

Other Exciting Highlights

  • Mixed doubles fifth seeds Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying faced a tough challenge from Joshua Hurlburt-Yu and Josephine Wu but managed to come out on top with a score of 21-18, 19-21, 21-16.
  • The men’s singles match between Lee Zii Jia and Lu Guang Zu was a fast-paced affair, with Lee eventually winning 12-21, 21-14, 21-15. He will now face Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the quarterfinals.

FAQs

Q: Who will Prannoy face in the next round?
A: Prannoy will face top seed Kento Momota in the third round.

Q: How did Lianne Tan secure victory in her match?
A: Lianne Tan fought back from a match point down to win the match against Nguyen Thuy Linh.

Q: Who will Lee Zii Jia play against in the next round?
A: Lee Zii Jia will face Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the quarterfinals.

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Conclusion

The BWF World Championships 2019 has been filled with thrilling matches and impressive performances. The journey may have ended for Lin Dan, but there are still many exciting encounters to look forward to. Stay tuned for more updates and results from the championship.

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