Yonex All England Open 2017: The Road to the Quarterfinals
- 10 March 2017
The second round at the Yonex All England Open saw the ranks of Team DUORA and Team VOLTRIC make it through to the quarterfinals.
DUORA Players Impress in Birmingham
Team DUORA continued its advance at the 2017 Yonex All England Open, with Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 03 Z MEN), Viktor Axelsen (DUORA Z-STRIKE, POWER CUSHION 65) and Pusarla V. Sindhu (DUORA Z-STRIKE, Yonex Shoes) all breaking through to the quarterfinals.
Chong Wei earned a straight 21-18 21-18 win over Tzu Wei Wang. While the score remained close, Chong Wei was not led once in the opening game. Game 2 opened with a spirited start on the part of Wei Wang, but the Malaysian’s skillful command over rallies with the DUORA 10 proved too much for his younger opponent.
Viktor and Pusarla continued to exhibit great form with their new DUORA Z-STRIKE racquets, both picking up straight wins against their opponents. Viktor beat Chinese Zhao Junpeng 21-10 21-11, while Pusarla defeated Indonesia’s Dinar Dyah Ayustine (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes) with an astounding final score of 21-12 21-4. Pusarla sealed victory with a quick but powerful drive over the net.
Winning with VOLTRIC
Team VOLTRIC also continued to impress at this year’s Yonex All England Open, seeing Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES) and the husband-and-wife mixed doubles pair of Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES) move into the quarterfinals.
Ratchanok overwhelmed opponent Hsu Ya Ching with a succession of powerful shots by way of her VOLTRIC 70 E-tune. The Thai forced Ya Ching into several errors, winning 21-14 21-15. No. 7 seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock succeeded against the Chinese pair of Yu Chen and Du Yue to advance into the quarterfinal, 21-17 21-12.
Viktor Axelsen Stars in new DUORA Z-STRIKE Promo Vid
A new promo video for the DUORA Z-STRIKE featuring Viktor Axelsen is out. In the new video, the young Dane talks about how the racquet has positively changed his game.
Yonex All England Open 2017 Tournament Results
Men’s Singles (Round 2)
Women’s Singles (Round 2)
 Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Chiang Mei Hui (TPE) 21-19 20-22 21-15
 Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) def. Minatsu Mitani (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) 27-25 21-11
Men’s Doubles (Round 2)
 Takeshi Kamura (VOLTRIC FB, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Kim Astrup (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) 21-18 21-15
Women’s Doubles (Round 2)
 Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) def. Greysia Polii (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)/Rizki Amelia Pradipta (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)(INA) 24-22 21-8
Mixed Doubles (Round 2)