Thursday, 23 May 2024

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The Popov brothers had an impressive morning session at the YONEX All England, with Toma Junior defeating defending champion and world No.4 Li Shi Feng. Toma displayed excellent control and efficiency, securing a 21-17, 21-13 victory. This marked his third win against Li Shi Feng, a significant achievement considering his opponent’s reputation.

Despite facing recent injuries and physical challenges, Toma Junior expressed his joy at returning to form, especially at such a prestigious tournament. He credited his consistency and steady gameplay for his success and emphasized the importance of maintaining this level of performance.

In a separate match, Toma’s younger brother Christo triumphed over Lee Cheuk Yiu, who was the runner-up at the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open. Christo described the match as mentally challenging, highlighting the strategic aspect and tactical preparation required. Although he didn’t celebrate immediately after winning, he expressed relief and satisfaction, considering it was his debut in singles at the All England.

  • Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi showcased their resilience by saving four match points and clinching a hard-fought victory over Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi with a score of 15-21, 23-21, 21-14.
  • Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing also had a notable comeback, defeating Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue with a score of 12-21, 21-19, 21-14.

These matches exemplify the competitiveness and thrilling nature of the BWF World Tour. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on Carnegiecentre.com.

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Toma Junior Popov and Li Shi Feng

Christo Popov