Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

Ageless Ahsan and Setiawan Advance to All England Final

The semifinals of the YONEX All England 2023 witnessed a thrilling match between the seasoned pair of Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan against Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang. Despite the significant age difference, with Setiawan at 38 and Ahsan at 35, the “Daddies” showcased their sprightliness and composure, securing their spot in the final.

The match was a rollercoaster ride of intense play, errors, and missed opportunities on both sides. However, it was after the interval in the third game that the excitement reached its peak. Ahsan had a chance to seal the victory with a broken racket, but the Indonesians showed their mastery by not succumbing to frustration. They eventually prevailed in a nail-biting 21-15, 19-21, 29-27 victory.

The Chinese duo, Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang, were left distraught after the match. Liang struggled to comprehend the outcome, expressing, “My mind is blank.” On the other hand, Setiawan and Ahsan remained modest, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and focus in their triumph. Setiawan said, “Just try, try, try,” while Ahsan added, “We don’t think of winning or losing, we just keep the focus on the next point.”

Ahsan and Setiawan continue their dreamlike story

Other Highlights

In addition to the breathtaking men’s doubles match, the semifinals showcased other remarkable performances. Chen Yu Fei secured a convincing victory over Akane Yamaguchi, ending Yamaguchi’s streak of reaching the final in the past five tournaments. Shi Yu Qi also advanced to the final after defeating 2021 champion Lee Zii Jia, while Lee So Hee and her new partner Baek Ha Na tactically outsmarted Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela.

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Q: Who emerged as the winners in the men’s doubles semifinal at the YONEX All England 2023?
A: Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan secured their victory and advanced to the final.

Q: What was the final score of the match?
A: The result was 21-15, 19-21, 29-27 in favor of Setiawan and Ahsan.

Q: How did Setiawan and Ahsan react to their win?
A: Setiawan emphasized the importance of perseverance, while Ahsan focused on maintaining their concentration on the next point.

Q: Were there any other notable performances in the semifinals?
A: Yes, Chen Yu Fei, Shi Yu Qi, and Lee So Hee displayed exceptional performances in their respective matches.


The semifinals of the YONEX All England 2023 provided badminton enthusiasts with a thrilling display of skill and determination. Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan’s remarkable victory showcased the power of experience and resilience in the face of formidable opponents. With the final set to take place, fans eagerly await the ultimate showdown at one of the most prestigious badminton tournaments in the world.

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