Yonex All England Open 2016: Unexpected Developments Going into Semifinal

Thrilling matches at this year’s Yonex All England Open continue as the tournament moves closer to the final stages.



Lin Dan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II LD, SHBSC6LDEX) continues to soar through the men’s singles draw. He met up with Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes) in the quarterfinal, bringing about what would be a turnaround victory for the Chinese. The opening game saw the Dane dominate with concentrated power and keen tactics, earning a one-game lead with 11 points over Lin Dan. The 5-time world champion struck back in the following games, cleverly drawing out errors and creating decisive opportunities to strike. He sealed victory with a quick return just over the net, advancing with a final score of 10-21 21-9 21-15.

Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES) and Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES) faced off for a shot at the semifinal. It was a pure power struggle for points, with careful exchanges punctuated by piercing attacks; both athletes keenly creating chances to get ahead. The Spanish World No. 1 would come out on top by a slim margin, making it into the semifinals with a final score 21-17 21-19.

Russian underdogs Vladimir Ivanov (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) and Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes) are continuing their astronomical rise through the men’s doubles draw, earning a well-fought win over Chinese pair Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan at 21-17 19-21 21-17. Standing at 197cm and 184cm respectively, the pair utilized their height mixed with dynamic power to advance into their first All England semifinal.

It goes without saying that Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS LADIES)continue to receive the most enthusiastic support from their home crowd. They defeated the No. 2 seeds, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, in straight sets. The duo fought hard for each and every point, the crowd backing them up all the way. The match saw the duo excel at complex rallies around the net, but it was a dependable and potent smash by way of Chris that sealed the deal. The husband and wife team advanced into their first All England semifinal with a final score of 21-18 21-16.

Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships Superseries Premier Results


Men’s Singles (Quarterfinal)

[5] Lin Dan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II LD, SHBSC6LDEX)(CHN) def. [3] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(DEN) 10-21 21-9 21-15

[8] Tian Houwei (CHN) def. [4] Kento Momota (JPN) 19-21 21-15 21-16

Xue Song (CHN) def. [6] Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(DEN) 21-19 23-25 21-11

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (DEN) def. Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(GER) 21-15 13-21 22-20

Women’s Singles (Quarterfinal)

[1] Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(ESP) def. [6] Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(THA) 21-17 21-19

Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) def. [2] Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(IND) 21-15 21-16

Men’s Doubles (Quarterfinal)

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (MAS) def. Koo Kien Keat (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION SC5 MEN)/Tan Boon Heong(VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION SC5 MEN) 21-19 22-20

[6] Hiroyuki Endo (DUORA 10)/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) def. [3] Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan (CHN) 21-19 21-12

Vladimir Ivanov (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(RUS)  def. Liu Xiaolong/Qui Zihan (CHN) 21-17 19-21 21-17

Women’s Doubles (Quarterfinal)

[3] Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. [5] Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) 21-6 13-21 21-15

[4] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)/Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(DEN) def. [7] Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan (KOR) 18-21 21-15 21-12

[6] Tang Yuanting/Yu Yang (F)(CHN) def. Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) 21-15 21-7

Mixed Doubles (Quarterfinal)

[5] Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)/Joachim Fischer Nielsen (DEN) def. Wang Yilyu/Tang Jinhua (CHN) 25-23 21-17

[7] Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS LADIES)(ENG) def. [2] Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA) 21-18 21-16

[8] Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)/Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, Yonex Shoes)(INA) def. [3] Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin (CHN) 21-14 23-21

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