Friday, 17 May 2024

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The VICTOR China Open 2019 continues to showcase familiar names as they advance to the semifinals in the men’s singles category. Last year’s winner, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, displayed his resilience in a hard-fought three-game victory over India’s Sai Praneeth B., the surprise bronze medallist at the World Championships. Olympic champion Chen Long, a four-time winner of the tournament, also secured his place in the semifinals with a convincing win over Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus.

Chen Chasing No.5

Chen Long has the opportunity to make history by equalling Lin Dan’s record as the most successful player in the history of the China Open with five titles. Chen displayed his prowess on the court against Ng Ka Long, showcasing his skills and experience. Reflecting on their rivalry, Chen acknowledged the intensity of their matches and the importance of preparation and performing under pressure.

Despite a relatively quiet year, Chen expressed his motivation to excel in front of his family and considered competition as his top priority at the moment. His win sets up an exciting semifinal clash with the world No.1 and newly-crowned world champion, Kento Momota, who has maintained a dominant form throughout the tournament.

Marathon Man

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, coming off a grueling match against Parupalli Kashyap the previous night, showcased his resilience by overcoming any signs of fatigue. The victory avenged his defeat to Sai Praneeth at the recent World Championships and secured his second consecutive semifinal appearance in Changzhou.

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In the final four, Ginting will face eighth seed Anders Antonsen, who achieved an impressive victory over world No.2 Chou Tien Chen in the quarterfinals. A win for Antonsen this week would not only grant him his first Super 1000 title but also elevate him to a career-high world ranking of number three.

Other Results

In an enthralling match, local heroes Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen emerged victorious against Malaysians Ong Yew Sing and Teo Ee Yi. Chen Yu Fei and Tai Tzu Ying also secured their places in the elite semifinals, defeating Thai opposition – Chen overcoming Pornpawee Chochuwong and Tai breezing past Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

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FAQs

Q: Who won the men’s singles match between Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Sai Praneeth B.?
A: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting emerged as the victor in a gripping three-game battle against Sai Praneeth B.

Q: How many titles has Chen Long won at the China Open?
A: Chen Long, the Olympic champion, has won the China Open title four times and seeks to claim his fifth victory.

Q: Who will Kento Momota face in the semifinals?
A: Kento Momota, the world No.1 and newly-crowned world champion, will face Chen Long in the semifinals.

Summary

The VICTOR China Open 2019 has witnessed the advancement of well-known players in the men’s singles category. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Chen Long have secured their places in the semifinals, demonstrating their skills and experience on the court. Chen Long, in particular, aims to match Lin Dan’s record as the most successful player in the history of the China Open. Additionally, other notable matches and players have contributed to the excitement and competitiveness of the tournament. For comprehensive results and further updates, visit the official website of Carnegiecentre.com.

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