The World’s No.1 faced Chong Wei Feng (VTZF), in the second round. Starting strong Chong Wei quickly gained the lead with his faultless attack and defense, dismissing his opponent 21-6 in Game 1. Game 2 followed a similar course as Chong Wei’s aggressive play and speed continued to dominate his opponent. It was a flawless display from the former All England Champion winning two straight games 21-6, 21-12.
Facing the English pair, Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, the Indonesian duo were at a disadvantage from the outset. Playing in front of a loud and enthusiastic home crowd, Langridge and Mills stormed into the lead with an outstanding display of aggressive play and took Game 1 with a score of 21-8.
In Game 2 Ahsan and Setiawan came out sharper and faster in attack and defense taking the lead and winning game 2 with a score of 21-17. Ahsan and Setiawan continued to overpower the rallies in Game 3 with greater mental focus and determination proving why they are ranked as the best pair in the world.
The Championships are really starting to heat up now as we move into the later stages, with the quarter finals tomorrow, stay tuned for all of the latest news and commentary direct from the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
Tournament Results: Second Round
Lee Chong Wei (VTZF2, SHB01LTD)(MAS) def. Chong Wei Feng (VTZF) 21-6 21-12
Kenichi Tago (JPN) def. Tien Chen Chou (TPE) 21-19 21-15
Kento Momota (JPN) def. Rajiv Ouseph (NR800)(ENG) 21-15 21-10
Ratchanok Intanon (VTZF2), SHBF1NLX)(THA) def. Han Li (CHN) 18-21 21-14 21-11
Saina Nehwal(NR700RP)(IND) def. Zhang Beiwen (USA) 24-22 18-21 21-19
Michelle Li (AT900T, SHBF1NLX)(CAN) def. Bellaetrix Manuputty (INA) 21-15 21-23 21-16
Mohammad Ahsan (ARC-FB, SHB87LTD)/Hendra Setiawan (NR800, SHBF1NLTD) def. Chris Langridge/Peter Mills (ENG) 8-21 21-17 21-14
Hiroyuki Endo /Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) def. Michael Fuchs (VT80)/Johannes Schoettler (VT80)(GER) 21-13 22-20
Hoon Thien How (VTZF)/Tan Wee Kiong (VTZF)(MAS) def. Hirokatsu Hashimoto /Noriyasu Hirata (JPN) 25-23 20-22 21-14
Ayaka Takahashi /Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Vivian Kah Mum/Khe Wei Woon (MAS) 21-15 21-11
Reika Kakiiwa /Miyuki Maeda (JPN) def. Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua (CHN) 21-16 21-23 21-17
Mads Pieler Kolding (ARC11)/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NR-ZSP)(DEN) def. Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (NR800, SHB-01LX)(DEN) 21-17 24-22
Chris Adcock (VTZF2, SHB01LTD)/Gabrielle Adcock (VT80, SHB-01LX)(ENG) def. Peter Kaesbauer/Isabel Herttrich (GER) 21-13 21-15