BWF World Championships 2018 LIVE

Chen Long Chinese legendary Chen Long avenged his loss in the Semi-Finals – to World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the Quarter-Finals at the BWF World Championships 2018 in Nanjing, China.

Chen took nearly an hour to eliminate the Dane in the straight sets, winning 21-19 and 21,11.
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Beginning with an early lead of 4-0, the 35-year old Chen using deceits and precise base judgements, was able to master the rallies using all his expertise over the younger player to win the first game.

In the second match, Chen never let Viktor to reach him and kept the gap that was huge at the top point.

The third seeded Chinese Shi Yuqi entered Semi-Finals after losing three sets in the round-of-8 in the round-of-eight against Chou Tien Chen from Taipei in a match lasting 72 minutes.

The Chinese who were able to win the opening game with a advantage of 14-11, was in the sand as his opponent dominated with seven straight points and the game was over.

In the second match, Shi improved with the points going from 6-4 to 13-4, however Chou was able to beat his opponent by the score of 14-16.

Shi was a sluggish player with a huge gap of scores against Taipei player. But, third seeded Shi switched gears to even the score at 16-16. He then won three straight points.

Chou might be able to score another win before falling to the Chinese.What an amazing win for Chou. World No. 3 . Indian Olympic winner P.V Sindhu who dominated the court against the Japanese superstar Nozomi Okuhara. The nail-biting 58-minute match included a variety of fascinating rallies and cross court drops as well as ferocious backhand hits and cleverly tricksy shots.

Sindhu’s confidence and calm on the court trumped Nozomi’s intelligence and tact as the gifted champion concluded the match winning score of 21-17, 21, 19. In both of the sets Nozomi proved strong enough defeat the Indian opponent, but Sindhu’s patience as well as her psych-reading proved to be a huge advantage when she was in the flow and played smart.

In the Men’s Singles, Sai Praneeth played well but fell short, in a strong run to the Japanese master Kento Momoto in a 38-minute neck-to-neck game. Sai Praneeth lost the game with a 21-12, 21-12 score.

It’s a great day for the Chinese Mixed Doubles players as they drafted the Quarter-Finals and had the most wins during the BWF World Championships 2018 in Nanjing, China.

The lower seeded Zhang Nan and Li Yinhui defeated Zhang Nan and Li Yinhui to beat Danes Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen 21-15, 22-20, in the match that took 53 minutes.

The Chinese who were trailing in the beginning of the game by 7-11, raced to the lead by scoring six straight points, before grabbing the game in their accounts. The second game was an all-neck match, which was defended in the eyes of Chinese.

In a different Mixed Doubles match, India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Poonnappa finish their match following a loss to highest seeded Chinese Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong, 17-21 and 10-21 in the quarter-finals.

Satwik as well as Ashwini is the sole unseeded pair remaining from the mixed duo competition that were not given the chance to come together on the court from the beginning.

The runner-up in the Worlds in 2017, Zheng was in great form in the back court , while Yaqiong was extremely aggressive on the net. The team was able to poach well , mixing the speed from behind and in the net.

With all of her experience, Ashwini was able to get herself involved in the game, whereas the teenager Satwik was a bit numb by committing a few errors in service and overhit hits in the first game. However, as the game went on the junior started to pick up quickly, which allowed her to close the gap to 17-18.

Then, a service error by Satwik caused the game to be lost.

There was only one way of traffic among the top seeded players, who puffed out a slim advantage of 11-4. The Chinese team won the match with a easy win despite Satwik’s mistakes and again.

In a second match in another match, the English team of Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock were defeated by Chinese top players Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping with 13-21, 18-21 during the 44-minute match.

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