BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals: Explosive Day-One Matches

The 2015 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals went off to a running start with several thrilling matches right from day 1.

Danish Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX) made a flying start in men’s singles, securing a victory in his opening match against Hong Kong’s Hu Yun (NANORAY 750, SHBF1NLTD). The Dane exhibited ferocious offence in game 1, piling pressure upon the World No. 13. The second game saw both sides match each other in offensive strength, but Jan managed to get the edge over Yun, winning at 21-10 23-21. Fellow Dane Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX) also dazzled on the court against Chou Tien Chen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE, SHB02LTD), sealing his first match at 21-8 21-16. Kento Momota (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ) impressed in his opening match as well, securing a confident 21-13 21-13 win over K. Srikanth. The Japanese lead for the majority match, with the Indian only getting the edge over him once.

In women’s singles Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB-02LX) scored her first-day win against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying at 21-16 21-9. Game one saw the two tied at 16-16, and an extended rally for the 17th point proved to be match’s pivotal turning point. As the 2-time world champion continued to intensify her on-court offensive, Tzu Ying’s errors only kept increasing, putting the match into the hands of the Spaniard. Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, SHB-02LX) gave it her all to overtake World No. 4 Sung Ji Hyun, getting the best over the Korean in three intense games. Game three would see Ratchanok seize command over the match, closing out game three by a significant margin. The final score came to 19-21 23-21 21-14.

Men’s doubles saw Indonesian doubles experts Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX)/Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX) face off against Japanese Hiroyuki Endo (DUORA 10) and Kenichi Hayakawa in a tense opening encounter. It was the Indonesians who ended up prevailing at 17-21 19-21. Team Indonesia also triumphed in women’s doubles with Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900SHB-75EX)/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (NANORAY GlanZSHBF1NMX) winning over Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek of the Netherlands at 21-13 21-17. Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02MX)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02LX) triumphed after three intense sets against 2013 World Champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, the final score coming to 21-17 11-21 22-24.

2015 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals Results

Men’s Singles Group A

Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX)(DEN) def. Hu Yun (NANORAY 750, SHBF1NLTD)(HKG)  21-10 23-21

Men’s Singles Group B

Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)(DEN) def. Chou Tien Chen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE, SHB02LTD)(TPE) 21-8 21-16

Kento Momota (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ)(JPN) def. K. Srikanth (IND) 21-13 21-13

Women’s Singles Group A

Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB-02LX)(ESP) def. Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) 21-16 21-9

Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) def. Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, SHB87LTD)(IND) 21-14 21-6

Women’s Singles Group B

Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, SHB-02LX) (THA) def. Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) 19-21 23-21 21-14

Men’s Doubles Group A

Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX)/Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX)(INA) def. Hiroyuki Endo (DUORA10)/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) 21-17 21-19

Men’s Doubles Group B

Mathias Boe (DUORA 10, SHBSC6iEX)/Carsten Mogensen (DUORA 10SHB87LTD)(DEN) def. Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) 18-21 21-16 21-17

Women’s Doubles Group A

Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) 21-16 22-20

Women’s Doubles Group B

Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) def. Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900, SHB87LTD)/Christinna Pedersen(NANORAY 800SHB-02LX)(DEN) 16-21 21-7 22-20

Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900SHB-75EX)/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (NANORAY GlanZSHBF1NMX)(INA) def. Eefje Muskens/Selena Piek (NED) 21-13 21-17

Mixed Doubles Group A

Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02MX)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02LX)(ENG) def. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA) 17-21 21-11 24-22

Mixed Doubles Group B

Praveen Jordan (NANORAY 800, SHB87LTD)/Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900,SHB87LTD)(INA) def. Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin (CHN) 21-18 21-17

Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR) def. (Christinna Pedersen(NANORAY 800SHB-02LX)/Joachim Fischer Nielsen (DEN) 19-21 21-19 24-22

*Pictures of all players taken at 2015 YONEX French Open