Away from the action, fans continued to flock to the YONEX booth. With an entrance flanked on both sides by large posters of Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, fans gathered to take pictures in front of their favourite players. Inside the booth, the YONEX Stringing Team was hard at work, stringing racquet after racquet for shuttlers as they made their way to the court. This proved to be a great chance for fans to meet their favourite stars as players came to drop off their racquets at the stringing corner.
On court, Japan faced Chinese Taipei in Group B, with the Japanese team’s sensational performance bringing about flashbacks from 2014’s Thomas and Uber Cup. In men’s singles world No. 8 Kento Momota (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, SHB02LTD) faced off against Chou Tien Chen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, SHB02LTD), seizing a three-game victory over the world No. 7 Chinese Taipei ace. In men’s doubles Hiroyuki Endo (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II )/Kenichi Hayakawa defeated Tsai Chia Hsin (ARCSABER 11)/Lee Sheng Mu in straight games, while women’s doubles also saw Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune) and Misaki Matsutomo defeat Hsieh Pei Chen/Wu Ti Jung in straight games. Achieving a 4-1 win over Chinese Taipei, Japan is now at No. 1 in Group B, and is set to advance to the next stage of the competition.
Today sees Denmark face off against Indonesia for a shot at the No. 1 spot in Group C, while India will battle it out against Korea for a chance to proceed to the next stage.
2015 Sudirman Cup Results (Level 1, Day 3)
China def. Thailand 5-0
Japan def. Chinese Taipei 4-1