YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Superseries: Super-Shuttlers Make Confident Starts in First Round

November 19th saw the first round of the YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Superseries commence, with YONEX players making a strong showing right from the start. In men’s singles, Danish badminton super-shuttlers Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11SHBSC6iEX) and Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX) came out with thrilling victories against tough opponents.



No. 2 seed Jan O. had a see-saw match with Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX), who recently impressed at the China Open Superseries Premier with his victory over world No. 2 Chen Long, moving on to reach the semifinals. The first game proved to be close as both shuttlers topped each other at every turn, with Jan O. edging out a win at the end. Marc came back strong in the second game, winning by 10 points over Jan O. Conversely, the third game had Jan O. seal the game—and the match—with a comfortable 10 point gap. The final score was 21-17, 11-21, 21-11. Young Viktor grabbed a relatively quick and comfortable win over Japanese ace Kenichi Tago (NANORAY Z-SPEED). After a few exchanges of points, Viktor managed to grab a healthy lead in the first game. However, Kenichi came bouncing back in the second game, demonstrating great persistence as the match was coming to a close. Viktor managed to overpower Kenichi’s relentless attacks, moving on to round 2 in straight sets at 21-15, 23-21.

Men’s doubles saw Indonesia’s doubles experts, Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900SHB87LTD)/Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900SHBF1NLTD), put on another fine display on the court with a swift and decisive victory over India’s Manu Attri/B. Sumeeth Reddy in 31 minutes. The final score came to 21-15, 21-17.

In mixed doubles, defending champions  Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11SHB01LTD) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11SHBSC4LX) got off to a confident start, defeating opponents Peng Soon Chan/Hui Lin Ng overwhelmingly in straight sets, winning nine consecutive points in the first game. The match ended at 21-13, 21-18.

Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[2] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11SHBSC6iEX)(DEN) def. with Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)(GER) 21-17, 11-21, 21-11

Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)(DEN) def. Kenichi Tago (NANORAY Z-SPEED)(JPN) 21-15, 23-21

Rajiv Ouseph (NANORAY 900, SHB01LTD)(ENG) def. Ng Ka Long Angus (HKG) 21-13, 14-21, 21-11

Takuma Ueda (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11)(JPN) def. Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA) 17-21, 21-15, 21-14

Chong Wei Feng (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11SHBF1NLTD)(MAS) def. [8] Tian Houwei (CHN) 21-15, 21-8

Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[3]Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900)(IND) def. Jamie Subandhi (USA) 21-17, 21-11

[4] Ratchanok Inthanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tuneSHBF1NLX)(THA) def. Yui Hashimoto (JPN) 19-21, 21-14, 21-15

[5]Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHBF1NLTD)(ESP) def. Hsu Ya Ching (TPE) 21-11, 18-21, 21-16

Minatsu Mitani (ARCSABER 9FL)(JPN) def. Pai Hsiao Ma (TPE) 21-10, 21-13

Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 80)(JPN) def. Pai Yu Po (TPE) 21-12, 21-19

Zhang Beiwen (ARCSABER 9FLSHB87LTD)(USA) def. Ksenia Polikarpova (RUS) 16-21, 21-13, 21-19

[4] Ratchanok Inthanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tuneSHBF1NLX)(THA) def. Yui Hashimoto (JPN) 19-21, 21-14, 21-15

[5]Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHBF1NLTD)(ESP) def. Hsu Ya Ching (TPE) 21-11, 18-21, 21-16

Minatsu Mitani (ARCSABER 9FL)(JPN) def. Pai Hsiao Ma (TPE) 21-10, 21-13

Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 80)(JPN) def. Pai Yu Po (TPE) 21-12, 21-19

Zhang Beiwen (ARCSABER 9FLSHB87LTD)(USA) def. Ksenia Polikarpova (RUS) 16-21, 21-13, 21-19

Men’s Doubles (Round 1)

[2] Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900SHB87LTD)/Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900SHBF1NLTD)(INA) def. Manu Attri/B. Sumeeth Reddy (IND) 21-15, 21-17

[8] Sudket Prapakamol (VOLTRIC 70 E-tuneSHBF1NLT)/Saralee Thoungthongkam (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHBF1NLT)(THA) def. Markis Kido/Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth 21-18, 21-14

Maneepong Jongjit (VOLTRIC 80)/Nipitphon Puangpuapech (NANORAY Z-SPEED)(THA) def. Andrew Ellis (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune,SHB-01MX)/Peter Mills (ENG) 21-18, 17-21, 21-16

Hirokatsu Hashimoto (ARCSABER 11)/Noriyasu Hirata (NANORAY 900)(JPN) def. Berry Angriawan/Ryan Agung Saputra (INA) 21-19, 21-12

Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) def. Kang Jun/Liu Cheng 21-19, 14-21, 21-14

Vladimir Ivanov (VOLTRIC 80)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80)(RUS) def. Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart (INA) 21-14, 21-11

Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) def. [3] Hiroyuki Endo (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11)/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) 21-17, 21-17

Michael Fuchs (VOLTRIC 80SHBSC6iEX)/Johannes Shuttlers (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IISHB-87EX)(GER) def. Cai Yun/Kai Lu (CHN) 22-20, 21-16

Women’s Doubles (Round 1)

[1] Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80)/Misaki Matsutomo def. Eom Hye Won/Go Ah Ra (KOR) 19-21, 21-13, 21-14

[3] Reika Kakiiwa (VOLTRIC 80)/Miyuki Maeda (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(JPN) def. Chan Kaka Tsz ka/Tse Ying Suet (HKG) 18-21, 21-15, 21-14

Puttita Supajirakul (NANORAY Z-SPEED)/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (NANORAY Z-SPEED)(THA) def. Anastasia Chervyakova/Nina Vislova (RUS) 21-9, 21-11

Mixed Doubles (Round 1)

[3] Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11SHB01LTD)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE11SHBSC4LX)(ENG) def. Peng Soon Chan/Hui Lin Ng (MAS) 21-13, 21-18

[7] Michael Fuchs (VOLTRIC 80SHBSC6iEX)/Birgit Michels (NANORAY 700FX)(GER) def. Liao Min Chun/Chen Hsiao Huan (TPE) 21-14, 21-9

Hirokatsu Hashimoto (ARCSABER 11) /Miyuki Maeda (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(JPN) def. Shin Baek Choel/Chang Ye Na (KOR) 11-6 Ret.

Lee Chun Hei (ARCSABER 11SHBF1NLT)/Chau Hoi Wah (NANORAY 800SHBF1NLX)(HKG) def. Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Yu Yan Vanessa Neo (INA) 21-16, 22-20

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