Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

News | BWF World Tour: Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith Look Forward to Bangkok Tournament

Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith are gearing up for the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020 season finale in Bangkok. Ranked number 9 in the world, the duo is optimistic about their chances and have a special affinity for the city. Ellis reminisces about their first Super 300 title in January and how their performance improved as the week went on. Excited for the YONEX Thailand Open, Ellis states that they are not afraid to take on any opponents.

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Caption: Ellis and Smith beaming after their success in January.

Ellis and Smith, while acknowledging the atypical nature of this year’s badminton tour, embrace the competition as an integral part of their lives. They believe their groove will quickly return as they have three tournaments to find their rhythm. Smith, hailing from Cumbria, looks forward to creating new memories in Bangkok and exploring the local coffee scene.

When asked about their toughest competitors, Smith mentions Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti. Having faced them multiple times, Ellis and Smith recognize their strength and acknowledge that each pair they encounter will present a unique challenge.

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Caption: Smith and Ellis were stopped in their tracks by Lamsfuss/Herttrich in Odense.

Reflecting on their recent loss to Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich in Denmark, Smith admits that although she did not perform at her best, resuming the competition has helped sharpen her skills. The duo is eager to continue improving and enter each tournament knowing they have progressed from the previous week.

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FAQs

  1. Q: Which tournament are Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith participating in?
    A: They are participating in the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020 season finale in Bangkok.

  2. Q: Who do Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith consider as tough competitors?
    A: Ellis and Smith mention Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti as tough opponents.

Conclusion

Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith are excited to compete in the upcoming tournaments in Bangkok. With their positive outlook and determination, they aim to make their mark on the badminton world once again. Follow their journey on Carnegiecentre for the latest updates and results.