2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals: Exciting Day-2 Developments
- 16 December 2016
The second day of the BWF Dubai World Superseries finals saw more exciting matches unfold on the courts of the Hamdan Sports Complex.
Veterans and Youngsters Excel in Singles
Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, Yonex Shoes) triumphed over Ng Ka Long Angus (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) in men’s singles Group B. Armed with the DUORA 10, Chong Wei maintained confident control over the court. He would seize game 1 with a resounding smash and game 2 with a quick return that flew past his opponent. The final score came to 21-15 22-20.
Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes) went face to face with Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES) in a close match that saw the Japanese youngster come out on top, 18-21 21-17 21-14. The ever plucky Akane came back from a game down, keeping light on her feet and keen on the shuttle throughout the match’s nearly 90 minutes.
Straight Wins in Doubles
Japanese players were met with more success in doubles, with men’s pair Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) and Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) winning confidently against Indonesia’s Angga Pratama (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65) and Ricky Karanda Suwardi (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS), 21-15 21-9. Women’s doubles saw the World No. 1 pair of Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7) and Misaki Matsutomo also pick up a strong win, prevailing against China’s Lou Ying and Lou Yu, 21-7 21-11.
The Indonesian duo of Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, POWER CUSHION 65) and Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, POWER CUSHION 65) upset the Korean World No. 1 pair of Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in mixed doubles, 21-12 21-15. The 2016 Yonex All England Open champions were not overtaken once by their opponents, and wrapped up the match in a succinct 27 minutes.
2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals Tournament Results
Men’s Singles Group A
Tian Houwei (CHN) def. Hu Yun (NANORAY 750, Yonex Shoes)(HKG) 21-19 13-21 21-7
Men’s Singles Group B
Women’s Singles Group A
Women’s Singles Group B
Men’s Doubles Group A
Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) def. Angga Pratama (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65)/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)(INA) 21-15 21-9
Women’s Doubles Group A
Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN) 21-7 21-11
Women’s Doubles Group B
Mixed Doubles Group A
Mixed Doubles Group B
Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong def. Ayane Kurihara (ARCSABER 11)/Kenta Kazuno (JPN) 21-12 21-19