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JOJO, LI SHI FENG TO CLASH IN BAC FINALS

JOJO, LI SHI FENG TO CLASH IN BAC FINALS

Jonatan Christie will take on home favourite Li Shi Feng in tomorrow’s Badminton Asia Championships 2024 men’s singles final scheduled at the Ningbo Olympic Sports Centre. Both Jonatan and Li Shi Feng had to dig deep before prevailing over their respective semifinal rivals to claim their spots in tomorrow’s final.

The world No.3 Indonesian, yet to drop a game in the tournament prior to today’s semifinals, defeated Shi Yu Qi 18-21, 21-19, 21-12 while Li Shi Feng played commandingly to beat fourth seed Kodai Naraoka 14-21, 21-

Malaysia are assured of a place on the winner’s podium after the young pair of Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin, ranked 19th in the world, outplayed their higher-ranked seniors Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik with a straight-game 21-14, 21-18 victory. It was only their second win over their seniors in five years, the first being in the quarterfinals of the German Open in 2019.

Having won the bronze medal in the 2022 edition, Goh/Nur Izzuddin will be attempting to win their first-ever Asian title, with either Chinese pair of Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang or Chinese Taipei’s Lee Jhe Huei/Yang Po Hsuan as their rivals in tomorrow’s final.

En route to the finals, the Malaysian pair had dumped two former world champions – Kang Ming Hyuk/Seo Seung Jae and Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik — and Olympic champion Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin of Chinese Taipei.

In the all-Chinese women’s singles semifinals, top seed Chen Yu Fei lived up to her top billings, advancing into tomorrow’s finals after defeating Han Yue 21-15, 21-16.

Chen faces 2022 winner Wang Zhi Yi, who had earlier defeated He Bing Jiao 21-19, 21-17 in tomorrow’s final.

In the women’s doubles semifinals, seventh seed Zhang Shu Xian/Zhen Yu shocked their higher-ranked teammate to march into the finals, defeating world No.1 and two-time Asian champion Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan in straight games of 21-14, 21-16.
FINALS (14 April)

Men’s Singles: Jonatan Christie (INA) vs Li Shi Feng (CHN)
Women’s singles: Wang Zhi Yi (CHN) vs CHEN Yu Fei (CHN)
Men’s doubles: Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang (CHN) vs Goh Sze Fei/Bur Izzudin (MAS)
Women’s Doubles: Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu (CHN) vs Baek Ha Na/Lee So Hee (KOR)
Mixed doubles: Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yu Jung (KOR) vs Feng Yan Zhe/Huang Dong Ping (CHN)

For results, please follow the following link:
https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/6b63ef37-703b-4bd6-ab50-d58ed84396be/matches/20240413

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