World Badminton Championship Final LIVE – Axelsen vs Vitidsarn LIVE – Yamaguchi vs Yufei LIVE: World No.1 in both Men’s and Women’s…
World Badminton Championship Final LIVE – Axelsen vs Vitidsarn LIVE – Yamaguchi vs Yufei LIVE: World No.1 in both Men’s and Women’s singles Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamugachi are one step away from being crowned as the world champions. Axelsen will face 16th seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the summit clash. Gunning for 2nd successive title, Yamugachi will be up against China’s Chen Yufei of China: Follow BWF World Championships 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
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BWF World Championships – Final Matches
Ahsan / Setiawan vs Chia / Soh – 11.30 AM
Chen / Jia vs Yeong / Kong – 12.10 PM
Viktor Axelsen vs Kunlavudt Vitidsarn – 12.5o PM
Akane Yamugachi vs Chen Yufei – 01.30 PM
Siwei / Yaqiong vs Watanabe/ Higashino – 2.10 PM
Viktor Axelsen vs Kunlavudt Vitidsarn
After crashing out from the first round at the World Championships last year, Axelsen has made a terrific comeback at this year’s tournament as he has reached the final without dropping a set. He faced unseeded opponents like Liew Daren, Mark Caljouw and Sitthikon Thammasin in the first three rounds and after comfortable straight game victories, he faced sixth seed Anthony Ginting in the quarterfinal and won the contest 21-10, 21-10. In the semifinal, he sailed past fourth seed Chou Tien Chen to make it to the final.
Meanwhile, Vitidsarn started the tournament with a 21-17, 21-10 victory over Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto. He then defeated Japan’s Kodai Naraoka and Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to enter quarterfinals. He faced defending champion Loh Kean Yew for a spot in the semifinals and despite a tough challenge from the Singaporean, he prevailed in the contest. He then clinched victory in straight games against Zhao Junpeng in the semifinal to set up clash with World No.1 Viktor Axelsen.
Vitidsarn and Axelsen faced each other four times in the past and in all the four matches so far, Axelsen emerged as the winner. The Danish once again enters the contest as the favourite.
Akane Yamaguchi vs Chen Yufei
World No.1 in Women’s Singles Akane Yamugachi is looking to defend her world title as she faces fourth seed Chen Yufei in the summit clash on Sunday. Yamaguchi has dominated the women’s singles so far. She received a bye directly to the second round and defeated Gregoria Tunjung in straight sets to advance to third round. He faced compatriot Sayaka Takahashi and clinched a comfortable 21-18, 21-7 victory. In the quarterfinal, she was up against Carolina Marin and yet again won in straight games to make it to the semifinals. She sealed a spot in the final with a 21-9, 21-12 victory against third seed An Se Young.
Chen Yufei started the tournament with a straight set victory over Malaysia’s Soniia Chea Su Ya in the second round. In the third round she managed to win a close fight against 10th seed Pornpawee Chochuwong. She then defeated 13th seed Michelle Li 21-18, 21-17 to progress to semifinals. In the last-4, she was up against last year’s finalist and second seed Tai Tzu Ying and managed to clinch a come-from-behind victory in three sets to enter the final.
Yamugachi leads the head-to-head record between both the players 13-8. They last met this year at the All England Championship with Yamugachi winning the contest in straight games. Yamugachi will be the favourite in the upcoming contest.
Ahsan / Setiawan vs Chia / Soh
Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan are eyeing their fourth title at the World Championships. The Indonesian pair who are the third seed in the tournament defeated France’s Corvee-Labar, Germany’s 12th seed Lamfuss-Seidel pair and India’s MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila in straight games in the first three rounds to enter the semifinal. They were up against fellow compatriots Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Ardianto and won the match 23-21, 12-21, 21-16 to make it to the final.
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s sixth seeded Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik too won their first three matches at the tournament in straight games and met India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in the semifinal. It was a closely contested affair with the Indian pair winning the first game, however the Malaysians won the next two games to defeat the Indians for the sixth consecutive time and entered the final.
The Indonesians lead the head-to-head record 7-3. However the Malaysian won their last two contests with the latest one coming at the Malaysian Open this year, where they clinched a three game victory.
Chen / Jia vs Yeong / Kong
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan are the defending champions and are looking to win their third world title. The Chinese top seed dominated the tournament completely so far by winning all their matches without dropping a game. In the semifinal they defeated Japan’s Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara 21-13, 21-14 to enter the final.
Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong started the tournament with a hard fought victory over India’s Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam. They then defeated their compatriots Jeong Na-eun and Kim Hye-jeong in straight games. In the quarterfinal, they defeated fifth seed Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida in straight games to enter semifinal. They faced 114th seed Puttita Supajirakul and Sapisree Taerattanachai in the semifinal and won a nail biter 21-16, 19-21, 25-23 to enter the final.
The Chinese duo lead the head-to-head record between both the pair 7-3 and enter the contest as the overwhelming favourite.
Siwei / Yaqiong vs Watanabe/ Higashino
China’s top seeded Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong are targetting their third world title. The Chinese pair dropped a game against 14th seeded Jomkoh-Paewsampran pair in the third round and also clinched a 21-12, 12-21, 21-10 victory over fourth seed Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping to enter the final.
Japan’s third seeded Watanabe-Higashino pair meanwhile won their first three rounds comfortable without dropping any set and also defeated Germany’s ninth seeded Mark Lamfuss and Isabel Lohau 21-8, 21-6 to storm into the final. They are looking in fine touch and after winning the bronze in 2019 and silver in 2021 they are eyeing their first gold medal. However it would be a tough task as the Chinese pair lead the head-to-head record 10-2 against the Japanese.
How do I watch the live streaming of BWF World Championships 2022?
The BWF World Championships 2022 will be telecast on DD Sports & Sports18 channel in India. It will be streamed live on the VOOT Select app and website.
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