Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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Pusarla V Sindhu, renowned for her resilient performances, triumphed in another thrilling match against Nozomi Okuhara at the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2018. Despite trailing 12-16 in the third game, Pusarla showcased her determination, clawing her way back to secure victory.

This victory was particularly significant for Pusarla, as she has come agonizingly close to major wins in the past. In contrast, this time, she held her nerve and outplayed her opponent with a combination of gutsy shots and Okuhara’s errors.

The match was a rollercoaster ride, with both players displaying resolute defense, crisp strokes, and captivating rallies. Pusarla’s surprise angled push, which caressed the sideline, sealed her victory, leaving Indian fans inside Arena Birmingham ecstatic.

Pusarla credited her mental strength for this triumph, emphasizing the importance of not dwelling on mistakes, remaining patient, and strategizing for the next point. She highlighted the need to let go of lost points and be prepared for the unexpected.

Despite her defeat, Okuhara acknowledged her progress since returning from a knee injury, noting that it was her best match thus far. Pusarla will now face Akane Yamaguchi, another talented Japanese player, in the semi-finals.

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In the men’s doubles category, defending champions Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo are set to face Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding in what promises to be an enthralling semi-final match. Conrad-Petersen and Kolding showcased their skills by overpowering Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in a sizzling battle.

Gideon and Sukamuljo, on the other hand, calmly defeated Chen Hung Ling and Wang Chi-Lin. The Japanese duo, Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe, secured their spot in the semis by defeating Liao Min Chun and Su Ching Heng.

Excitement is building for the upcoming matches as players compete for a place in the finals. Stay tuned for the latest updates and results.

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