Pai Yu Po channelled Hong Kong period Zhou Mi’s broad fashion to dominate Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min.
By Aaron Wong, Badzine Correspondent reside in Sydney. Photos: Badmintonphoto (archives)
Power-wise Pai Yu Po (pictured above) took a ‘more is more’ coverage. Time and once more and from begin to end the Chinese Taipei participant’s pictures have been punchy from smashes to clears to cross-court protection, forcing Yeo to mishit repeatedly.
But when it comes to footwork, Pai went with a ‘less is more’ strategy. She was addressing low shuttles simply in time however, total, staying in charge of the match. She was deliberate about not losing power via courtroom motion. There was little change of tempo or acceleration.
Yeo was responsible of not transferring her opponent round sufficient, and when she did Pai was vulnerable to dropshots.
Eventually the Singaporean was visibly out of concepts. Pai sealed the concluding section of the match, 21-12, by hitting again into the areas not too long ago vacated by her opponent who had been at full stretch and recovering again to her base place .
At the identical time, the 2012 males’s singles champion Sho Sasaki was within the normal seating space watching no gamers specifically whereas Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong fully missed a gradual sitting duck within the lights on Court 3.
Chinese willpower prevails
Pure Chinese-flavoured willpower helped Han Yue and Li Shi Feng snuffed out genius begins by Korea’s Kim Ga Eun and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo respectively. As a capability it doesn’t pay as many dividends as through the nineties and noughties but it surely certain isn’t one thing everybody has up their sleeve.
Korea’s Kim can produce an exquisite lightness of stroke-making and footwork when enjoying freely, which is tough for opponents to maintain tempo with. But the second the scoreline will get tense and shut the Korean sometimes hasn’t discovered a method to reliably reproduce the impact.
Then on, Han Yue made fast work of her devastated Korean opponent, who’d narrowly missed out tying up proceedings in straight video games. 9-21, 22-20, 21-6.
Similarly, Li Shi Feng (pictured above) unexpectedly eked out a 14-21, 21-17, 21-8 victory over the extra artistic Wardoyo.
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