Yonex All England Open 2017: The Road to the Quarterfinals

The second round at the Yonex All England Open saw the ranks of Team DUORA and Team VOLTRIC make it through to the quarterfinals.

DUORA Players Impress in Birmingham

Team DUORA continued its advance at the 2017 Yonex All England Open, with Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 03 Z MEN), Viktor Axelsen (DUORA Z-STRIKEPOWER CUSHION 65) and Pusarla V. Sindhu (DUORA Z-STRIKE, Yonex Shoes) all breaking through to the quarterfinals.

Chong Wei earned a straight 21-18 21-18 win over Tzu Wei Wang. While the score remained close, Chong Wei was not led once in the opening game. Game 2 opened with a spirited start on the part of Wei Wang, but the Malaysian’s skillful command over rallies with the DUORA 10 proved too much for his younger opponent.

Viktor and Pusarla continued to exhibit great form with their new DUORA Z-STRIKE racquets, both picking up straight wins against their opponents. Viktor beat Chinese Zhao Junpeng 21-10 21-11, while Pusarla defeated Indonesia’s Dinar Dyah Ayustine (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes) with an astounding final score of 21-12 21-4. Pusarla sealed victory with a quick but powerful drive over the net.

Winning with VOLTRIC

Team VOLTRIC also continued to impress at this year’s Yonex All England Open, seeing Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES) and the husband-and-wife mixed doubles pair of Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES) move into the quarterfinals.

Ratchanok overwhelmed opponent Hsu Ya Ching with a succession of powerful shots by way of her VOLTRIC 70 E-tune. The Thai forced Ya Ching into several errors, winning 21-14 21-15. No. 7 seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock succeeded against the Chinese pair of Yu Chen and Du Yue to advance into the quarterfinal, 21-17 21-12.

Viktor Axelsen Stars in new DUORA Z-STRIKE Promo Vid

A new promo video for the DUORA Z-STRIKE featuring Viktor Axelsen is out. In the new video, the young Dane talks about how the racquet has positively changed his game.

Yonex All England Open 2017 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 2)

[1] Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 03 Z MEN)(MAS) def. Tzu Wei Wang (TPE) 21-15 21-12

[3] Viktor Axelsen (DUORA Z-STRIKEPOWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Zhao Junpeng 21-10 21-11

[6] Lin Dan (VOLTRIC LD-FORCE, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(CHN) def. Huang Yuxiang (CHN) 21-16 21-11

Chou Tien Chen (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)(TPE) def. Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA) 21-13 21-11

Kazumasa Sakai (JPN) def. [2] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tunePOWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(DEN) 21-16 21-13

Shi Yuqi (CHN) def. [8] Ng Ka Long Angus (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(HKG) 21-16 21-14

Women’s Singles (Round 2)

[2] Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, Yonex Shoes)(ESP)  def. He Bingjiao (CHN) 15-21 21-19 21-10

[5] Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES)(THA) def. Hsu Ya Ching (TPE) 21-14 21-15

[6] Pusarla V. Sindhu (DUORA Z-STRIKE, Yonex Shoes)(IND) def. Dinar Dyah Ayustine (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)(INA) 21-12 21-4

[7] Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Chiang Mei Hui (TPE) 21-19 20-22 21-15

[8] Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)(IND) def. Fabienne Deprez (GER) 19-21 21-15 21-18

[1] Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) def. Minatsu Mitani (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) 27-25 21-11

Men’s Doubles (Round 2)

[3] Takeshi Kamura (VOLTRIC FB, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Kim Astrup (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) 21-18 21-15

[8] Mads Kolding (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Mads Conrad Petersen (DEN) def. Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han (TPE) 27-25 21-17

[6] Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen (CHN) def. Bodin Isara (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (NANORAY Z-SPEEDPOWER CUSHION 65)(THA) 21-18 21-18

Women’s Doubles (Round 2)

[2] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Julie Finne-Ipseng/Rikke Søby (DEN) 21-14 21-16

[8] Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN)  def. Greysia Polii (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)/Rizki Amelia Pradipta (NANORAY 900POWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)(INA) 24-22 21-8

Yuki Fukushima (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)/Sayaka Hirota (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) def. [1] Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) 21-16 19-21 21-16

Mixed Doubles (Round 2)

[3] Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)/Joachim Fischer Nielsen (DEN) def. Ayane Kurihara (ARCSABER 11)/Kenta Kazuno (JPN) 21-13 21-11