Axelsen claimed victory 19-21, 21-11, 23-21, later describing the match as “robust”.© AFP
Badminton world primary Viktor Axelsen on Saturday secured a spot within the Indonesia Open ultimate after toppling Malaysian rising star Lee Zii Jia in a decent, fast-paced encounter in Jakarta. Each gamers began the match strongly in entrance of a near-full Istora Senayan enviornment however Lee edged out his opponent within the first recreation with an aggressive volley of quick-fire pictures. Axelsen bounced again to say the second earlier than the decider went all the way down to the wire as Lee saved up the strain on the Tokyo gold medallist till the final level.
The highest-ranked Dane ultimately claimed victory 19-21, 21-11, 23-21, later describing the match as “robust”.
“To be sincere, it was actually onerous to manage (the sport) as we speak. Nonetheless, I’m actually proud that I got here again (within the second and third units),” Axelsen advised journalists after his win.
Within the girls’s singles, world quantity two Tai Tzu-ying booked a spot within the ultimate after an exhilarating match-up in opposition to China’s fourth-seeded Chen Yufei.
The Taiwanese star stumbled early on to lose the primary recreation by a large margin however managed to assemble herself and take the match 10-21 26-24 21-12.
Within the ultimate Tai will meet Chinese language unseeded participant Wang Zhiyi who knocked out compatriot He Bingjiao 21-15, 21-10 of their semi.
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