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The VICTOR Korea Open 2018 saw some surprising upsets in the second round, with top-seeded players in two categories being knocked out.

Men’s Singles: Viktor Axelsen’s Unexpected Loss

In a disappointing turn of events, Men’s Singles top seed Viktor Axelsen was defeated in straight games by China’s Zhao Junpeng. Axelsen seemed lackluster throughout the match, unable to find his rhythm. This unexpected result showcases the unpredictable nature of the sport.

Men’s Doubles: Japanese Top Seeds Fall to Korean Duo

The silver medalists at the World Championships, Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda, were defeated by the Korean pair of Lee Yong Dae and Kim Gi Jung. Despite being relatively new to the international circuit this year, Lee and Kim showcased their skill and determination, securing a comprehensive victory in a thrilling three-game match. The Koreans’ solid defense and strategic play proved to be too much for their Japanese opponents.

Lee and Kim’s Masterful Performance

Lee Yong Dae’s experience and excellent control of the game, combined with Kim Gi Jung’s powerful smashes, proved to be a winning combination. Lee’s ability to defend and create opportunities for Kim to attack left their opponents struggling to keep up. Even though Kamura and Sonoda fought hard, the sustained pressure from the Korean duo proved to be too much, leading to their defeat.

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Lee and Kim’s Ambitious Goal

When asked about their impressive win, Lee Yong Dae expressed confidence in their abilities, stating that they have both been top-ranked players in the past, which gives them an edge in crucial matches. Additionally, the Korean duo has played against this particular Japanese team before, which only added to their determination to come out on top.

The Road Ahead: Quarter-Finals

With their magnificent performance, Lee Yong Dae and Kim Gi Jung have advanced to the quarter-finals and will face another Japanese pair, Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi. This exciting match promises to be a battle of skill and strategy.

These unexpected outcomes in the VICTOR Korea Open 2018 highlight the competitiveness and unpredictability of the sport, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. Stay tuned for more thrilling badminton action in the upcoming rounds.

FAQs

Q: How did Viktor Axelsen perform in the VICTOR Korea Open 2018?
A: Viktor Axelsen, the top seed in Men’s Singles, faced a surprising defeat in the second round against China’s Zhao Junpeng.

Q: Who caused the upset in the Men’s Doubles category?
A: The Japanese top seeds, Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda, were defeated by the Korean duo, Lee Yong Dae and Kim Gi Jung.

Q: Who will Lee Yong Dae and Kim Gi Jung face in the quarter-finals?
A: Lee Yong Dae and Kim Gi Jung will face another Japanese pair, Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi, in the quarter-finals.

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Summary

In the VICTOR Korea Open 2018 badminton tournament, top-seeded players faced unexpected defeats in both Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles categories. Viktor Axelsen, the Men’s Singles top seed, was unable to match Zhao Junpeng’s performance, resulting in a straight-game loss. In Men’s Doubles, Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda, the silver medalists at the World Championships, were defeated by the Korean pair of Lee Yong Dae and Kim Gi Jung. Lee and Kim’s outstanding coordination and strong defense proved to be the winning factors. Their victory sets up an exciting quarter-final match against another Japanese duo, Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi. Stay updated with the VICTOR Korea Open 2018 for more thrilling badminton action.

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