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Recap of Badminton Day 5

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Men's Double Quarterfinals


Fu/Zhang (China) vs. Kim/Kim (Korea)


  • In a matchup of the China's 4th ranked men's doubles team and Korea's 3rd ranked team, Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang of Korea fell to Fu Haifeng and Nan Zhang 2-1 on Monday morning in a back-and-forth, entertaining match. The Kims won the first game 21-11, but the Chinese duo won the second game 21-18 after five straight points. They would go on to win the third game 24-22, saving three matchpoints before securing the match on their second matchpoint.


Ivanov/Sozonov (Russia) vs. Chai Biao/Hong Wei (China)


  • The 13th ranked Russian duo fell to the world's 5th ranked tandem from China 2-1 on Monday morning. Falling behind by eight points early on in the first game, Ivanov and Sozonov lost 21-13. While they rebounded in game two with a series of furious rallies, winning 21-16, they ultimately fell in game three by that same scoreline. Chai Biao and Hong Wei advanced to the semifinal.



Goh/Tan (Malaysia) vs. Lee/Yoo (Korea)


  • Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seung, the top ranked men's double team in the world, lost 2-1 to 12th ranked Goh/Tan from Malaysia on Monday morning. After winning the first game 21-17, the Koreans lost two nailbiting games in a row, 21-18 and 21-19, eliminating them from the tournament. The athletic and talented duo of Goh/Tan should be a formidable foe for China's Chia Biao and Hong Wei in the semfinals.


Ellis/Langridge (Great Britain) vs Endo/Hayakawa (Japan)


  • The magical run continued for the Ellis/Langridge on Monday morning as they stunned the 8th ranked men's duo from Japan in a tight, 2-0 decision. Ranked 22nd in the world, many thought their run would end to the tenacious Japanese pairing of Endo/Hayakawa. However, in two very competitive contests, the Great Britain tandem pulled out 21-19 and 21-17 victories to carry on to the semifinals where they will face 4th ranked Nan Zhang and Fu Haifeng from China.


Women's Doubles Quarterfinals


Jung/Shin (Korea) vs. Muskens/Piek (Netherlands)


  • Jung/Shin, the 5th ranked women's doubles duo from Korea, defeated Muskens and Piek, the tandem from the Netherlands, 2-1 on Monday morning. The Koreans won the first game 21-16 and lost the second game 22-20 after being up 20-17 with match point on the line. But they responded loudly in game three and won 21-14 to clinch a place in the semifinals match on Tuesday against Matsutomo/Takahashi


    Matsutomo/Takahashi (Japan) vs Hoo/Woon (Malaysia)


    While Hoo/Woon gave the Japanese pairing all they could handle on Monday morning, the world's top ranked women's doubles team prevailed 2-1 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday. After winning the first game 21-16, the Malaysian tandem put on an impressive showing in the second game to win 21-18. However, Matsutomo and Takahashi turned on the jets in game three and won convincingly 21-9.


    Tang/Yu (China)  vs. Maheswari/Polii (Indonesia) 


    The second ranked women's doubles team in the world defeated the 4th ranked duo from Indonesia on Monday morning in impressive fashion, winning the match comfortably 2-0. They won the first game 21-11 and the second 21-14 to advance to the semifinals where they will face the Danes.


    Pedersen/Rytter Juhl (Denmark) vs. Lee/Chang (Korea)


    In matchup of #6 in the world vs. #9 in the women's doubles event, Denmark's Pedersen/Rytter Juhl duo defeated Korea's Lee/Chang in a long match on Monday morning. The Danes won the first game in a very high-scoring 28-26 affair, lost the second game 21-18, but won the deciding game 21-15 to advance to the semifinals where they will face Tang/Yu from China


    Men's Singles Round of 16


    Jan Jorgensen (Denmark) vs. Srikanth Kidambi (India)


    • The world's 11th ranked player from India, Kidambi, beat the 5th ranked player, Jan Jorgensen from Denmark, 2-0 in a two very close and entertaining matches. With Jorgensen seeming slightly "off" all match along, he was still very competitive and made Kidambi work for his well-earned victory. Both games finished 21-19 and now Kidambi will have his work cut out for him in the quarterfinals as he faces the legendary Lin Dan on Wednesday.


    Ng Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong) vs. Son Wan Ho (South Korea)


    • Korea's Son Wan Ho edged Nk Long Monday morning 23-21 and 21-17 in two matches were the Hong Kong native Long showed promising stretches of play. However, Son Wan Ho made more plays when it counted and moves on to the quarterfinal round where he will face Chen Long, one of the world's best players.


    Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei) vs. Hu Yun (Hong Kong)


    • In perhaps the most one sided match of the day so far, Chou Tien Chen soundly beat Hu Yun from Honk Kong 2-0, winning both matches 21-10 and 21-13 respectively. He will have a much tougher time against the world's top ranked player, Lee Chong Wei, in the quarterfinals.


    Scott Evans (Ireland) vs. Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)


    • After beating Brazil's Ygor Coelho De Oliveria in his last group match, Ireland's Scott Evans celebrated by ripping his shirt and screaming into the crowd. Monday afternoon was totally different for Evans as he struggled with the 4th ranked player in the world, Viktor Axelsen from Denmark. He lost the first match 21-16 and the second 21-12. Axelsen moves on to the quarterfinals.


    Rajiv Ouseph (Great Britain) vs. Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)


    • In a hard-fought, three-game battle, Ouseph prevailed over the ninth ranked player in the world, Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto. Ouseph won the first game 21-13, lost game two 21-14, and pulled away in the third game to win 21-16 and advance to the quarterfinals. Ouseph will duel with Denmark's Viktor Axelsen, who dispatched of Ireland's Scot Evans in his round of 16 encounter. 


    Women's Singles Round of 16 


    Sung Ji Hyun (Korea) vs. Linda Zetchiri (Bulgaria)


    • After Zetchiri pulled off a surprise yesterday by beating Great Britian's Kirsty Gilmour, she only had a short time to revel in the glory. Facing Sung Ji Hyun in the round of 16, Zetchiri hung in there but was ultimately defeated 2-0, losing 21-15 and 21-12. Sung performed well but will have the tall task of beating the world's top ranked women's player, Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarterfinals.


    Sindhu Pusarla (India) vs. Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)


    • After beating Canada's Michelle Li and Hungary's Laura Sarosi in group action, Sindhu squared off against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. Ying was no match for Sindhu as she she won the matches handedly, 21-13 and 21-15. She will play China's Yihan Wang in the quarterfinal, the second ranked women's player in the world. 



    Bae Yeon Ju (Korea) vs Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)


    • In a very one-sided match, 6th ranked Japan's Nozomi Okuhara demolished 17th ranked Bae Yeon Ju, 21-6 and 21-7, to breeze into the quarterfinals where she will face her compatriot, Akane Yamaguchi.


    Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) vs. Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) 


    • Akane Yamaguchi, ranked 12th in the world, knocked off 4th ranked Ratchanok Intanon in impressive fashion on Monday evening. Yamaguchi pulled out a gritty 21-19 win in the first game and was even more impressive in the second game, winning 21-16. Yamaguchi will face her fellow countrymen Nozomi Okuhara in the quarterfinals in what should be a fascinating match.


    Maria Utilina (Ukraine) vs. Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Thailand)


    • Utilina impressed and shocked the badminton world after eliminating Saina Nehwal, the 5th ranked player in the world, from the tournament in her last match. Today was a different story against 16th ranked Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand. Utilina lost 21-14 and 21-16 to lose the match 2-0. "Tip" moves on to play reigning Olympic champion, China's Li Xuerui.



    Mixed Doubles Semifinals 


    Zhang/Zhao (China) vs Ahmad/Natsir (Indonesia) 


    • Zhang and Zhao, the world's top ranked mixed doubles team from China, lost 2-0 to 4th ranked Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir. While it is not a massive shock since the Indonesian duo are quality players, the Chinese duo had their eyes set on defending their London 2012 gold medal achievement. Ahmad.Natsir won the first game 21-16 and the second game 21-15 to move on to the gold medal match on Wednesday night vs Chan/Goh from Malaysia.


    Chan/Goh (Malaysia) vs. Xu/Ma (China)


    • The 11th ranked Malaysian duo beat Poland's Mateusiak and Ziebda in their quarterfinal matchup and looked to keep their strong run going against China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin, the 6th ranked team in the world. The Malaysian duo won the first game 21-12 and made out two outstanding plays at the end of the second game to narrowly win, 21-19. With the impressive 2-0 semifinal win, they advance to the Mixed doubles gold medal game on Wednesday night. Xu Chen and Ma Jin, who lost the gold medal match four years ago to Zhang/Zhao, will play that same duo in the bronze medal game on Tuesday night.









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