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Thailand’s rising badminton stars showcased their skill and determination at the TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019. Khosit Phetpradab and Pornpawee Chochuwong both advanced to the quarterfinals, giving their fans something to cheer about.

Phetpradab and Chochuwong Shine

In an impressive feat, Khosit Phetpradab triumphed over fifth seed Srikanth Kidambi of India in a thrilling men’s singles match. After a slow start, Phetpradab managed to turn the tide and secure victory with a score of 11-21 21-16 21-12. Meanwhile, Pornpawee Chochuwong delivered an outstanding performance, defeating Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun with a score of 21-15 21-19.

Chochuwong, who had previously lost to Sung Ji Hyun in Japan, approached the match without pressure and was able to take control. The 21-year-old player’s win has earned her a spot in the women’s singles quarterfinals alongside teammate Ratchanok Intanon, much to the delight of Thai badminton enthusiasts.

Khosit Phetpradab
Khosit Phetpradab

Local Favorites Advance

Joining the list of local favorites in the quarterfinals is the women’s mixed doubles pair of Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Dechapol Puavaranukroh. Their impressive performances have earned them a chance to compete for the title on the big stage.

India’s men’s doubles duo, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, also achieved a significant victory. They defeated the sixth-seeded pair of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto with a score of 21-17 21-19. Reflecting on their win, Shetty mentioned that they had learned from their previous close match against the same opponents and remained calm and confident throughout the game.

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Match of the Day

The women’s doubles match between France’s Lea Palermo and Delphine Delrue and Indonesians Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu captivated the crowd with its long rallies and intense competition. After an exciting clash that lasted 50 minutes, Polii and Rahayu emerged victorious with a score of 22-20 21-19.

Palermo expressed some frustration, admitting that they had missed opportunities, while Delrue mentioned the pressure they felt as the game escalated. On the other hand, Polii credited their victory to effective teamwork and their ability to seize opportunities when they arose.

Teamwork is key for Polii and Rahayu
Teamwork is key for Polii and Rahayu

Talking Points

Lee Zii Jia from Malaysia, often seen as the successor to the iconic Datuk Lee Chong Wei, shared his thoughts amid high expectations. Zii Jia displayed his resilience by overcoming Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in a close match, securing his place in the quarterfinals with a score of 21-14 12-21 21-8. He emphasized that he is focused on creating his own story and not allowing the pressure to hinder his efforts.

Other Results

In other men’s singles matches, Kanta Tsuneyama faced a tough battle against Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin, eventually triumphing with a score of 18-21 21-11 21-12. Tsuneyama’s victory sets up an intriguing quarterfinal match against Sai Praneeth B of India.

The men’s doubles seventh seeds, Han Cheng Kai and Zhou Hao Dong of China, were eliminated from the competition by the Malaysian pair of Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong, with a score of 19-21 21-16 21-18.

FAQs

Q: Where was the TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019 held?
A: The TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019 took place in Thailand.

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Q: Who were the standout players in the tournament?
A: Khosit Phetpradab and Pornpawee Chochuwong showcased their talent and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Conclusion

The TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019 has been a thrilling showcase of badminton talent. Local players have shone brightly, delighting fans with their impressive performances. As the tournament progresses, anticipation builds for the upcoming matches that will determine the champions of this prestigious event.

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