2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals: Exciting Day-2 Developments

The second day of the BWF Dubai World Superseries finals saw more exciting matches unfold on the courts of the Hamdan Sports Complex.

Veterans and Youngsters Excel in Singles

Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, Yonex Shoes) triumphed over Ng Ka Long Angus (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) in men’s singles Group B. Armed with the DUORA 10, Chong Wei maintained confident control over the court. He would seize game 1 with a resounding smash and game 2 with a quick return that flew past his opponent. The final score came to 21-15 22-20.

Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes) went face to face with Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDPOWER CUSHION 02 LADIES) in a close match that saw the Japanese youngster come out on top, 18-21 21-17 21-14. The ever plucky Akane came back from a game down, keeping light on her feet and keen on the shuttle throughout the match’s nearly 90 minutes.

Straight Wins in Doubles

Japanese players were met with more success in doubles, with men’s pair Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) and Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) winning confidently against Indonesia’s Angga Pratama (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65) and Ricky Karanda Suwardi (NANORAY 900POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS), 21-15 21-9. Women’s doubles saw the World No. 1 pair of Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7) and Misaki Matsutomo also pick up a strong win, prevailing against China’s Lou Ying and Lou Yu, 21-7 21-11.

The Indonesian duo of Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, POWER CUSHION 65) and Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, POWER CUSHION 65) upset the Korean World No. 1 pair of Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in mixed doubles, 21-12 21-15. The 2016 Yonex All England Open champions were not overtaken once by their opponents, and wrapped up the match in a succinct 27 minutes.

2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals Tournament Results

Men’s Singles Group A

Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tunePOWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(DEN) def. Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)(GER) 21-18 21-10

Tian Houwei (CHN) def. Hu Yun (NANORAY 750, Yonex Shoes)(HKG) 21-19 13-21 21-7

Men’s Singles Group B

Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, Yonex Shoes)(MAS) def. Ng Ka Long Angus (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(HKG) 21-15 22-20

Son Wan Ho (KOR) def. Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) 21-19 14-21 21-18

Women’s Singles Group A

Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) def. Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(THA) 21-12 21-14

Women’s Singles Group B

Sun Yu (CHN) def. P. V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(IND) 21-15 21-17

Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDPOWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(ESP) 18-21 21-17 21-14

Men’s Doubles Group A

Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 65)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) def. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) 21-12 21-19

Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) def. Angga Pratama (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65)/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)(INA) 21-15 21-9

Women’s Doubles Group A

Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN) 21-7 21-11

Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee (KOR) def. Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) 21-14 21-10

Women’s Doubles Group B

Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) def. Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7, POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) 21-13 14-21 21-13

Mixed Doubles Group A

Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, POWER CUSHION 65)/Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, POWER CUSHION 65)(INA) def. Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR) 21-12 21-15

Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7, POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA) 21-8 11-6 Ret.

Mixed Doubles Group B

Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (CHN) def. Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES)(ENG) 21-17 21-17

Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong def. Ayane Kurihara (ARCSABER 11)/Kenta Kazuno (JPN) 21-12 21-19