Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

BWF World Tour: Japanese Duo Secure Victory in Thrilling Match

The TOYOTA Thailand Open 2018 in Bangkok witnessed an intense showdown between Japanese duo Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe and India’s Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri in the Men’s Doubles second round match. After a battle that lasted over an hour, the Japanese emerged victorious with a score of 22-24, 21-13, 21-19.

The Indian pair displayed remarkable skill and agility, refusing to be intimidated by their higher-rated opponents. They maintained a fast-paced tempo throughout the exchanges and effectively countered the attacks, frustrating Endo and Watanabe. However, it was Endo’s experience that ultimately propelled the Japanese to victory.

Despite their loss, Reddy and Attri acknowledged their strong performance: “Maybe it was one of our best matches. We’ve played some matches like this a couple of years back, but it’s one of our good tournaments after a while. We’re getting our rhythm back.” They also admired Endo’s performance, recognizing his ability to keep the pressure on them.

In another surprising turn of events, the No.2 seeds Lee Jhe-Huei and Lee Yang from Chinese Taipei were defeated by Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in a three-game match. Lee Yang, who had recently returned from mandatory military duty, and Lee Jhe-Huei had limited practice time together, which likely contributed to their exit from the event.

Chinese Taipei faced further disappointment in the Men’s Doubles category as the No.6 seeds Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han were defeated by Indonesia’s Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira and Ade Yusuf Santoso with a score of 21-17, 21-15. However, Liao Min Chun and Su Ching Heng ensured Chinese Taipei’s presence in the quarter-finals. They will face the top seeds Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda from Japan.

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In the Women’s Singles, Beiwen Zhang, the seventh seed, experienced a roller-coaster ride in her second-round match against Indonesia’s Dinar Dyah Ayustine. Despite being down by a significant margin in the second game, Zhang made a remarkable comeback and secured a comfortable victory with a score of 21-16, 19-21, 21-11. Zhang acknowledged the challenging playing conditions caused by the strong wind but expressed satisfaction with her recovery.

Zhang’s reward for her win is a quarter-final match against top seed Akane Yamaguchi from Japan, who defeated Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei with a score of 21-15, 21-12. The other quarter-final matches will feature Nozomi Okuhara against Aya Ohori in an all-Japanese clash, Michelle Li from Canada against Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, and Soniia Cheah from Malaysia against India’s Pusarla V Sindhu.

Michelle Li secured her spot in the quarter-finals after a tight finish against home favorite Busanan Ongbamrungphan. Li managed to maintain her composure despite the pressure and won the match with a score of 15-21, 21-12, 21-19. This quarter-final appearance marks Li’s first World Tour quarter-final this year.

The Men’s Singles category witnessed Indonesian veterans Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Tommy Sugiarto showcase their fighting spirit and advance to the quarter-finals. Kuncoro, who started in the qualifying draw, defeated fourth seed HS Prannoy from India with a score of 21-18, 21-14 in just 35 minutes. Sugiarto displayed characteristic perseverance and won a hard-fought match against local hope Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk with a score of 19-21, 21-18, 21-16.

Thailand had a successful day in the Men’s Singles category, with Khosit Phetpradab, Suppanyu Avihingsanon, and Kantaphon Wangcharoen all securing their spots in the quarter-finals. Phetpradab emerged victorious in an eventful battle against England’s Rajiv Ouseph, winning with a score of 23-21, 21-13. Two Japanese players, Kanta Tsuneyama and Kenta Nishimoto, also advanced to the last-eight with hard-fought three-game victories.

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Japanese dominance was evident in the Women’s Doubles category, with all five pairs from Japan booking their spots in the quarter-finals. Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao faced the toughest challenge, as they were stretched to three games by Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Ya Ching and Wu Ti Jung with a score of 12-21, 21-17, 21-14. However, sixth-seeded Bulgarians Stefani Stoeva and Gabriela Stoeva crashed out in just 36 minutes, losing to Indonesians Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari with a score of 21-15, 21-13.

In the Mixed Doubles category, the Chinese pair of Ren Xiangyu and Tang Jinhua overcame fourth seeds Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith with a score of 21-16, 16-21, 21-17. They will face Indonesia’s Hafiz Faisal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the next round. Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai will go up against China’s Lu Kai and Chen Lu in the same half.

For the complete results of the TOYOTA Thailand Open 2018, click here.

FAQs

  • Q: What was the outcome of the Men’s Doubles second round match at the TOYOTA Thailand Open 2018?
    A: Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe from Japan emerged as the winners in a thrilling match against Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri from India.

  • Q: How did the Indian pair perform in the match?
    A: The Indian duo displayed exceptional skills and quickness, maintaining a fast tempo and effectively countering their opponents’ attacks.

  • Q: What was the key factor that contributed to the Japanese pair’s victory?
    A: Hiroyuki Endo’s experience played a vital role in helping the Japanese team secure the win.

  • Q: Who did the No.2 seeds Lee Jhe-Huei and Lee Yang lose to?
    A: They were defeated by Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik.

  • Q: How did the Chinese Taipei teams fare in the event?
    A: While Lee Jhe-Huei and Lee Yang exited the event, Liao Min Chun and Su Ching Heng ensured Chinese Taipei’s presence in the quarter-finals.

  • Q: Who will Beiwen Zhang face in the Women’s Singles quarter-final?
    A: She will face top seed Akane Yamaguchi from Japan.

  • Q: Did Michelle Li from Canada make it to the quarter-finals?
    A: Yes, she secured her spot in the quarter-finals after a tight finish against Busanan Ongbamrungphan, a home favorite.

  • Q: Which Indonesian veterans advanced to the Men’s Singles quarter-finals?
    A: Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Tommy Sugiarto both showcased their fighting spirit and secured their spots in the quarter-finals.

  • Q: How did the Japanese pairs perform in the Women’s Doubles category?
    A: All five Japanese pairs secured their spots in the quarter-finals.

  • Q: Who will the Chinese pair Ren Xiangyu and Tang Jinhua face in the Mixed Doubles category?
    A: They will go up against Indonesia’s Hafiz Faisal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the next round.

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Conclusion

The TOYOTA Thailand Open 2018 provided viewers with breathtaking matches and unexpected outcomes. Japanese duo Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe showcased their skill and experience in a thrilling Men’s Doubles second round match. The tournament also witnessed impressive performances from Indian players and surprising exits of top-seeded pairs. As the event progresses, fans eagerly await the quarter-finals, where the best players from around the world will compete to secure their spots in the next round. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the TOYOTA Thailand Open 2018.

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