Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

News | BWF World Tour

The much-anticipated 22nd meeting between Tai Tzu Ying and Carolina Marin is set to be an unforgettable spectacle. Marin, the sixth seed, has secured her place in the quarterfinals of the VICTOR Denmark Open 2023 after a thrilling Round of 16 clash with Sung Shuo Yun. Despite facing challenges, Marin emerged victorious with a score of 22-20, 22-20 after 57 minutes of intense action. On the other hand, Tai defeated Busanan Ongbamrungphan with a score of 22-20, 21-12.

This upcoming showdown between Tai and Marin, with Tai leading 11-10 in their head-to-head encounters, is expected to be a tough and thrilling battle. Marin, who is a year older than Tai at 30, expressed her excitement, saying, “We’ve faced each other many times, and I’m looking forward to giving my best on the court. Even though I didn’t play really well in my last match, it’s important for me to fight until the end. I hope to have a better feeling in this upcoming match.”

Marin and Tai first played against each other at the 2014 World Championships, where Marin emerged as the victor. Since then, they have had multiple exciting matches, with Tai recently winning their encounter in the China Open quarterfinals last month.

Tai recognizes Marin’s capabilities despite her injury, acknowledging that Marin’s game is still complete, and she moves swiftly on the court. With both players in top form, this grand contest promises to be a spectacle for badminton enthusiasts and fans.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF Sudirman Cup: Thailand Stuns Denmark in Sensational Quarter-Final Upset

Results (Day 3)

Order of play (Quarterfinals)

Reporting in collaboration with Badminton Europe

WHAT OTHERS SAID:

“It’s been a while since I played in the quarterfinals at this level, so I’m really satisfied. It’s also amazing to do it in front of this audience on home soil; they give me a lot of confidence in there.” – Rasmus Gemke

“We want to learn something from our matches and eliminate our weaknesses. We are a work in progress.” – Ye Hong Wei after he and Lee Chia Hsin stunned second seeds Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino

“Focus is key. In Singapore, the longer the match went on, the more we lost concentration. This time, we cannot let that happen.” – Amallia Cahaya Pratiwi hoping she and Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma can avenge their Singapore Open Round of 16 defeat to Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara

“Rest and recover well as soon as possible. Prepare my body and mind.” – Kenta Nishimoto on what he needs to do before facing Lee Zii Jia, who had an extra day of rest following second-round opponent Viktor Axelsen’s withdrawal

News | BWF World Tour