Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

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Jonatan Christie Dedicates First Super 750 Title to Supporters

Jonatan Christie, the talented badminton player from Indonesia, emerged victorious in the YONEX French Open 2023 final, defeating Li Shi Feng with a score of 16-21, 21-15, 21-14. In an emotional moment, Christie expressed his gratitude to the people who have supported him throughout his journey.

Reflecting on his previous loss in the French Open final against Chen Long in 2019, Christie shared his joy at achieving a different outcome this time. He dedicated this important victory to his coach, friends, and supporters.

Christie acknowledged the significance of building confidence in his game, allowing him to play more aggressively while sticking to his strategic approach. When asked about his opponent, Li Shi Feng, Christie praised his skills, mentioning that winning gold at the Asian Games had elevated Li’s confidence to new heights.

Women’s Doubles Final Showcases Thrilling Match

The women’s doubles final was an extraordinary display of skill and determination. Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning faced off against Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai for the second time in three weeks. With a score of 26-24, 21-19, Liu and Tan emerged victorious, securing their fourth title of the season.

The Chinese duo showcased nerves of steel as they overcame the Thais’ attack, even after facing four game points in the opener. Liu and Tan’s victory makes them the first Chinese women’s pair to win the title since Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan in 2016.

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Looking ahead, Liu and Tan expressed their optimism about future tournaments, including the upcoming Hylo Open. They emphasized their enjoyment of playing in these prestigious events and their determination to continue performing at a high level.

Results of the Finals

  • Jonatan Christie beats Li Shi Feng 16-21, 21-15, 21-14 in the Men’s Singles final.
  • Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning defeat Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai with a score of 26-24, 21-19 in the Women’s Doubles final.

Quotes from the Champions

  • Wei Ya Xin, after winning her first Super 750 title with Jiang Zhen Bang, emphasized the importance of communication and sticking to their strategy in the final.
  • Kim Astrup, commenting on his and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen’s fifth title of the year, expressed their enjoyment and relief, comparing it to their memorable win in the 2018 China Open.
  • Chen Yu Fei, following her back-to-back victories, including the French Open title, shared her positive attitude and confidence as crucial factors in her success.

In conclusion, the BWF World Tour showcased thrilling matches and remarkable performances by talented athletes. Jonatan Christie’s victory and dedication to his supporters, along with the impressive triumph of Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning, added excitement and anticipation for future badminton tournaments.