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Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik Deliver Outstanding Performance at Fuzhou China Open 2019

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Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik showcased their exceptional skills at the Fuzhou China Open 2019, reaching the semifinals and marking their best performance since the All England tournament in March. In a remarkable turn of events, they triumphed over the Indonesian duo, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, whom they had previously lost to four times at the All England.

The match against Ahsan and Setiawan was intense, especially considering the Indonesian pair’s impressive record, having triumphed in two grueling previous rounds, one of which was a nail-biting 30-29 victory in the final game. Chia and Soh managed to take an early lead and maintained their momentum throughout the second game, winning narrowly with scores of 21-13 and 22-20.

The Malaysians’ next challenge will be the fourth-seeded Japanese pair, Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda, who emerged victorious against England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge, securing a convincing 21-10 21-13 win. Chia expressed his excitement about their progress, acknowledging that this achievement boosts their confidence and gives them hope for further success. He emphasized the importance of their changed mental approach, which allowed them to play their own style instead of being burdened with nervousness as in their previous matches against Ahsan and Setiawan.

Gemke in Semis

Impressive Run by Rasmus Gemke in Men’s Singles

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Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke continued to impress as he secured a position in the semifinals of the Fuzhou China Open 2019. Gemke faced a tense ending against Hong Kong China’s Ng Ka Long Angus. Despite Angus nearly turning the tide of the match, fighting back from a four-point deficit at 16-20 down, Gemke maintained his composure and managed to seal the victory on his fifth match point. The final scores were 13-21, 21-14, 22-20.

This marks Gemke’s second semifinal appearance at a World Tour Super 750 event, following his achievement at the French Open last year. Expressing his excitement, Gemke acknowledged the significance of this milestone, highlighting the tough challenge he faces in the upcoming semifinals against Kento Momota. Gemke is determined to give his best and avenge his previous loss to Momota in Denmark.

Other Highlights

It was indeed a day of success for Malaysia, as Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai Jemie delivered their best performance since the All England, securing a spot in the semifinals. They defeated Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai with scores of 21-13, 21-18.

In the women’s category, Michelle Li continued her dream season by defeating Busanan Ongbamrungphan with scores of 21-16, 23-21. Her next opponent will be the third seed, Chen Yu Fei, who displayed an outstanding performance by defeating Ratchanok Intanon with scores of 21-15, 21-13.

The top-seeded women’s doubles pair, Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara, had an intense match against the young Chinese pair, Li Wen Mei and Zheng Yu. After an 80-minute marathon, the world champions managed to secure their victory with scores of 21-14, 23-25, 21-15.

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FAQs

Q: What was Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik’s best performance since the All England in March?
A: Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik reached the semifinals of the Fuzhou China Open 2019, marking their best performance since the All England tournament.

Q: Who did Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik defeat to reach the semifinals?
A: Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik overcame the Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, whom they had previously lost to at the All England.

Q: Who will Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik face in the next round?
A: Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik will face fourth-seeded Japanese pair Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in the next round.

Q: Who else delivered an impressive performance at the Fuzhou China Open 2019?
A: Rasmus Gemke from Denmark delivered an impressive performance in the men’s singles category, securing a place in the semifinals.

Q: Who will Rasmus Gemke face in the semifinals?
A: Rasmus Gemke will face Kento Momota in the semifinals.

Q: Which other Malaysian pair had a successful day at the tournament?
A: Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai Jemie had a successful day, reaching the semifinals in the mixed doubles category.

Q: How did Michelle Li perform in the women’s singles category?
A: Michelle Li had a successful performance, winning her match against Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

Q: Who will Michelle Li face in the next round?
A: Michelle Li will face third seed Chen Yu Fei in the next round.

Q: How did the top-seeded women’s doubles pair perform at the Fuzhou China Open 2019?
A: Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara had a challenging match against Li Wen Mei and Zheng Yu but managed to secure their victory.

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Q: Where can I find the complete results of the Fuzhou China Open 2019?
A: You can find the complete results of the Fuzhou China Open 2019 here. Visit Carnegiecentre for more updates and information on the tournament.

Conclusion

The Fuzhou China Open 2019 witnessed some outstanding performances from talented badminton players. Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik showcased their skills, reaching the semifinals with a remarkable win over Ahsan and Setiawan. Rasmus Gemke continued to impress in the men’s singles category, securing his place in the semifinals. Malaysia had a successful day with Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai Jemie delivering their best performance since the All England, and Michelle Li continuing her dream season. Stay tuned for more updates on the Fuzhou China Open 2019.