Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Lee Jhe-Huei and Hsu Ya Ching Shine at YONEX Canada Open 2023

Lee Jhe-Huei and Hsu Ya Ching made a remarkable breakthrough at the YONEX Canada Open 2023, delivering an impressive performance that culminated in an upset victory over mixed doubles top seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino.

The Chinese Taipei duo, who had not reached the HSBC BWF World Tour semifinals since 2019, secured a hard-fought win against Watanabe and Higashino with a score of 21-18 26-24 in a thrilling match that lasted 37 minutes.

Although they dominated the first game from start to finish, the second game was a nail-biter. Lee and Hsu faced two match points at 20-18 but managed to turn the game around, eventually winning three consecutive points from 24-23 down.

This victory marks a significant milestone for Lee and Hsu, whose previous World Tour title also came in this region four years ago at the Super 300 US Open. They will now face another unheralded pair, Mathias Thyrri and Amalie Magelund, in their first Super 500 semifinal. The Danish duo also caused an upset by defeating the third-seeded Japanese tandem of Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo.

Highlights

  • All the men’s singles matches went the distance, with Kodai Naraoka recording the longest match of the day. He defeated Lei Lan Xi with a score of 21-18 18-21 21-14 in a thrilling 77-minute encounter. Naraoka will now face 2019 winner Li Shi Feng, who had a slightly shorter match against Koki Watanabe.
  • Akane Yamaguchi and Pusarla V. Sindhu both cruised to victory in their respective matches, setting up a blockbuster semifinal between the two. Although Pusarla lost their most recent meeting, she currently leads the post-pandemic head-to-head 4-3.
  • Ratchanok Intanon has advanced to the final after her semifinal opponent Beiwen Zhang withdrew due to injury.
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In the men’s doubles category, the top two seeds were eliminated. Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi fell to fellow countrymen Akira Koga and Taichi Saito with a score of 22-20 21-18, while Olympic champions Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin defeated Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-17 21-13, ending their tournament debut in the quarterfinals.

In women’s doubles, Japan is guaranteed at least one finalist as Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida are set to face Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in the semifinals. With Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara still in the mix, there is a possibility of an all-Japanese title match.

The journey at the YONEX Canada Open 2023 continues to be full of surprises and intense competition. Stay tuned for the upcoming semifinals and be prepared for more thrilling badminton action!


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FAQs

Q: What was the biggest upset at the YONEX Canada Open 2023?
A: Lee Jhe-Huei and Hsu Ya Ching’s victory over the mixed doubles top seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino was the biggest upset of the tournament.

Q: Who will Lee Jhe-Huei and Hsu Ya Ching face in the Super 500 semifinals?
A: Lee Jhe-Huei and Hsu Ya Ching will face Mathias Thyrri and Amalie Magelund in the Super 500 semifinals.

Q: Who are the favorites in the women’s singles semifinals?
A: Akane Yamaguchi and Pusarla V. Sindhu are the favorites in the women’s singles semifinals.

Q: Who are the potential finalists in the women’s doubles category?
A: Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota, and Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara are all potential finalists in the women’s doubles category.

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Summary

Lee Jhe-Huei and Hsu Ya Ching created waves at the YONEX Canada Open 2023 by defeating mixed doubles top seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino. After a thrilling match, the Chinese Taipei pair secured their spot in the Super 500 semifinals, where they will face Mathias Thyrri and Amalie Magelund. In other categories, there were surprising results as top seeds fell and Japanese players continued to dominate in women’s doubles. The tournament promises more excitement and intense battles in the upcoming matches. Stay updated to witness the action firsthand!

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