Sudirman Cup 2015: Chong Wei Maintains Strong Comeback; Germany Upsets Thailand

Day 2 of the Sudirman Cup saw Team YONEX shuttlers continue to excel on the court.

Malaysia faced India in Group D, with  Lee Chong Wei (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II LCWSHB01LTD) maintaining his remarkable return to the game. The former world No. 1 faced off against world No. 4 Srikanth Kidambi, claiming a 21-16 21-15 straight-games win in a swift 40 minutes. World No. 2 Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900SHB-02LX) secured a win for her country, but it was Malaysia that sealed a 3-2 victory after a number of close encounters.

Group C put Indonesia head-to-head with England. World No. 3 doubles experts Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900SHB87LTD) and Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900SHBF1NLTD) earned a win for their country by defeating  Andrew Ellis (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune) and Peter Mills in straight games at 21-17 21-15. While the mixed doubles couple of Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02MX) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02LX) prevailed against four-time Yonex All England Champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, the Indonesian team came out on top at 3-2.

Chinese Taipei overwhelmed Russia in Group B with a 4-1 victory. Shuttlers Chou Tien Chen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tuneSHB02LTD) and  Tsai Chia Hsin (ARCSABER 11) dominated for the first time against Russian opponents.

Germany pulled off a dramatic victory against Thailand’s robust lineup of shuttlers.  Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX) and mixed doubles pair Michael Fuchs (VOLTRIC 80SHBSC6iEX)/Birgit Michels (NANORAY 700FXSHBSC4LX) edged out strong victories in full-game matches.


2015 Sudirman Cup Results (Level 1, Day 2)

Group A

Germany def. Thailand 3-2

Group B

Chinese Taipei def. Russia 4-1

Group C

Indonesia def. England 3-2

Group D

Malaysia def. India 3-2