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Several Hong Kong Players Enter Top 8 of Hong Kong Open

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Several Hong Kong Players Enter Top 8 of Hong Kong Open
2016-11-25

Several Hong Kong Players Enter Top 8 of Hong Kong Open

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Hong Kong players reach top 8 of Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s Singles and Doubles events of YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2016. Most of the competitions finished in a tight three games.

Local fans might be disappointed about the withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long. However, they are delighted by the result and hard work of Hong Kong team. For tonight’s competition highlight, it must be the veteran player Wei Nan and Hu Yun’s Men’s Singles event. Wei lost 1:2 to seed No.3 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. Hu Yun beat seed No.4 Korea’s Son Wan Ho by 2:1.

As Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long have withdrawn, Jorgensen become the highest world ranking player in the tournament. Wei won the first games by 21:19. However, Jorgensen soon takes control and ties it by 21:13. In the last game, Wei has a good start but is suffer from Jorgensen’s serving and lost by 22 :24.

‘I want to do well. I know I have the ability to win. My two-year-son is here to support. I want him to see his dad winning at home. I can hear him cheering for me at the court. My opponent’s serve is very strong. It gives me a lot of pressure. I feel so bad!’ Wei was very upset after the match and could not talk as he was crying. ‘I hope I show my son victory in Macau next week!’ he added.

In Hu’s match, he took the first game by 21:17 and lost the second game by 6: 21. He adjusted his tactics in the last game and secured a top 8 position by 21: 16. ‘The first game, it consumed so much strength from me. In a result that I was slower and couldn’t keep the pacing in the second game.’ Hu said.

The other Men’s Singles match is between two Hong Kong players, Ng Ka Long and Lee Cheuk Yiu. Ng beat Lee who has eliminated Tin Huo Wei yesterday by 21: 12 and 21 : 16. Lee said, ‘I am more nervous than yesterday and couldn’t perform my normal level as we know each other well. It affects my mentality and I have make a lot of mistakes.’ Ng gave good comment about the young player, ‘He is like me two years ago. He is a smart player but needs more experience.’

The two Hong Kong Mixed Doubles pairs Lee Chun Hei Reginald/ Chau Hoi Wah and Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet also made their way top 8. Lee/Chau has their first ever victory 21:17 and 21:14 over China’s Zheng Si Wei/Chen Qing Chen. Chau said, ‘Our head to head record is 0: 4. We want to win so much. So we paid attention into details and with home advantage. It feels so warm with so much support.’ In Women’s Singles, Cheung Ngan Yi is the only one reach top 8.

YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2016 will start at 12 noon on November 25 at Hong Kong Coliseum until November 27. Tickets are now available for sale at the URBTIX website (www.urbtix.hk). For more information, please call the ticketing enquiry hotline at 3761 6661.