The All England Open Badminton Championships is a prestigious badminton tournament that attracts top players from around the world. Day 4 of the tournament saw several big players, such as Kodai Naraoka, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, and Carolina Marin, exit the tournament while others like Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand advanced to the semifinals. This essay will discuss the highlights of Day 4, the quarterfinal matches, and the upcoming semifinals.
In the Men’s Singles category, Lee Zii Jia defeated Kodai Naraoka in a three-game battle with a score of 9-21, 21-10, and 13-21. Zii Jia will now face Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi in the semifinals. Anders Antonsen also won his quarterfinal match by defeating Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in three games, with a score of 21-14, 9-21, and 21-17. Antonsen will face Chinese baddie Li Shifeng in the semifinals. Shi Yuqi defeated Weng Hongyang by 21-9, 21-14 in the Chinese derby to enter the semifinals where he will face Zii Jia. Li Shifeng won a one-sided battle against NG Tze Yong by 21-11, 21-11 to enter the semifinals. Li Shifeng’s next opponent will be Anders Antonsen in the semifinals.
In the Women’s Singles category, Carolina Marin withdrew from the competition due to illness, giving AN Se Yong a free pass to the semifinals. AN Se Yong will play against Tai Tzu-ying in the semifinal. Akane Yamaguchi won her quarterfinal match against Wang Zhiyi in straight games with a score of 21-19, 21-12. Her next battle will be against Chen Yufei in the semifinals. Chen Yufei defeated Gregoria Mariska Tunjung with a score of 24-22, 23-21 and will play against Akane Yamaguchi in the semifinals. Tai Tzu-ying defeated He Bingjiao in the quarterfinals by 21-12, 21-11 to enter the next round where she will play against AN Se Yong.
In the Women’s Doubles category, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, the Women’s doubles pair from India, advanced to the semifinals of the tournament. They showed their A game against the Chinese duo, Liu Shengshu, and Li Wenmei, defeating them 21-14, 18-21, and 21-12 to reach the semifinals. They will face the South Korean pair of Baek Ha-na and Lee So-hee in their next match.
Other important results include Yugo Kobayashi and Takuro Hoki’s loss against the Chinese pair of Zhou Haodong and He Jiting, who will face Alfian and Ardianto in the semis. The South Korean pair of Baek Ha-na and Lee So-hee defeated the Indonesian pair of S. Ramadhanti and A. Rahayu 21-11, 14-21, and 21-14 to make it to the semis. They will face India’s Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand in the semifinals.
In conclusion, the All England Open Badminton Championships has been an exciting tournament so far with many unexpected results.