Monday's schedule: Men's and Women's Singles Round of 16, Men's and Women's Doubles Quarterfinals, and Mixed Double semifinals. It doesn't get much better than that for Badminton fans around the world as the day is packed with thrilling matchups. The draw has been set so lets take a preview:
Men's Singles Round of 16
After defeating Osleni Guerrero and Howard Shu in his previous two matches, Tommy Sugiarto will battle with Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph, who Sugiarto has beaten five times before in previous competition.
Scott Evans ripped off his shirt in a moment of sheer delight after beating Brazil's Ygor De Oliveira in his last match. He hopes to do that again on Monday but it will not be an easy task against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen, one of the world's best players.
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal
Women's Doubles Quarterfinal
Women's Singles Round of 16
After a summer surrounded in a doping controversy (in which she was cleaerd of), the world's 4th ranked women's player Ratchanok Intanton looks to make a strong run towards the goal medal. Her first opponent in the way is Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, ranked 12th in the world. Yamaguchi will certainly not make it easy for Intanton to advance in what should be a great match.
Mixed Doubles Semifinal
After convincingly beating Kenta Kazuno and Ayane Kurihara 2-0 in the quarterfinals on Sunday night, the Zhang/Zhao looks like they will be awfully hard to beat as the #1 ranked team in the world. However, Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, the 3rd ranked team in the world, can match them. In the 2016 Badminton Asian Championships, the Indonesian duo took Zhang and Zhao down to the wire in a third game, eventually losing.
After knocking off Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na from South Korea in quarterfinal action, Xu Chen and Ma Jin will battle with the skillful and savvy tandem of Chan/Goh from Malaysia, the 11th ranked team in the world. The Malaysian duo impressively dispatched of Mateusiak and Ziebda of Poland on Sunday night but their semifinal matchup with Chen/Jin should pose an even harder challenge.