Friday, 14 Jun 2024

Sayaka Hirota and Other Stars Set to Return at the YONEX All England 2024

Former No.1 player Sayaka Hirota, along with several other badminton stars, is scheduled to make a comeback at the highly anticipated YONEX All England 2024 tournament. After being absent from the circuit due to injuries in recent months, Hirota is ready to step back onto the court.

Sayaka Hirota

Hirota’s Comeback

Hirota’s last match was in the semifinals of the Syed Modi International 2023 in December. Unfortunately, she suffered a left knee injury during a rally at 11-9 in the opening game, which led to her retirement from the match, along with her partner Yuki Fukushima. The pair, who won the All England in 2020, will face Maiken Fruergaard/Sara Thygesen in the opening round of the upcoming tournament.

Pornpawee Chochuwong Looks to Bounce Back

Another player aiming to put her injury troubles behind her is Pornpawee Chochuwong. The talented Thai player had a strong ranking at the end of last year, finishing the season with a semifinals placing at the HYLO Open. However, injuries have limited her to only two full matches this year, causing her ranking to slide to No.16. Chochuwong aims to return to her top form during the European leg of the circuit as the qualifying period for the All England tournament approaches its end.

Akane Yamaguchi’s Comeback

Two-time world champion Akane Yamaguchi, who made a tentative comeback earlier this year after recovering from an injury, is also set to participate in the tournament she won in 2022. Yamaguchi retired from her Asian Games quarterfinal last August and has played only two events this season while still on the road to full recovery. She will face Zhang Yi Man, whom she lost to in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open last month.

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Excitement around the ‘Daddies’

Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, known as the ‘Daddies’ in the badminton world, are also returning to action after playing only one full match since November. Although they retired in the second round of the Malaysia Open, the duo has a remarkable history at the All England tournament, finishing as runners-up last year. Fans are eager to see how they perform against the in-form pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty in their opening match.

Ahsan and Setiawan

Notable Draw Highlights

Mathias Christiansen, who had been dealing with jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis), and Alexandra BØje, both returning from an injury hiatus, will face Hiroki Midorikawa/Natsu Saito in the top quarter. Christiansen’s last international event was the LI-NING China Masters 2023 in November.

Viktor Axelsen, a two-time champion, will be up against Kidambi Srikanth in his first assignment this year. Axelsen has only played in one World Tour event, reaching the semifinals in Malaysia. He aims to regain his place on top of the podium.

Women’s doubles No.1 pair Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan, who competed in only the Malaysia Open in 2024, will begin their quest for a second All England title, facing Hsu Ya Ching/Lin Wan Ching in the first round.

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Conclusion

The YONEX All England 2024 tournament promises to be an exciting event with the return of top players like Sayaka Hirota, Pornpawee Chochuwong, Akane Yamaguchi, and the renowned ‘Daddies’ Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. Fans eagerly await their performances as they compete against tough opponents in their quest for victory.

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