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Chinese team Li Shifeng celebrates victory Xinhua News Agency photo
The Thomas Cup badminton match entered the quarter-finals in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday. With the outstanding performance of Shi Yuqi, He Jiting/Zhou Haodong and Li Shifeng, the Chinese team defeated Thailand 3-0 and advanced to the semi-finals. The Japanese team will compete for the soup cup tonight. Final rights.
The Thai team played well in the group stage, and won two singles matches with the top seed Indonesia team, losing only 2 to 3.
But in yesterday’s game, the Chinese team played even better. In the first men’s singles contest, Thailand’s world ranked 18th Wang Gaolun failed to win the group stage when he defeated Indonesia’s number one men’s singles Jin Ting. He was beaten by the world’s 10th Chinese player Shi Yuqi 2-0 (21-14, 21-17). )beat.
Shi Yuqi said after the game that he won’t have any special pressure to play a single, but he will be required to play vigorously, no matter whether he wins or loses, he must do his best to let his teammates see hope and confidence.
In the next men’s doubles match, the Chinese team continued to let the newly matched He Jiting/Zhou Haodong play. He Jiting/Zhou Haodong got rid of the shadow of losing last match day and played very well in the clash with Thailand’s Chomkao/Kadelen. It only took 38 minutes to 2-0 (21-10, 21-21). 18) Win.
The Chinese team player Li Shifeng won the game slightly unexpectedly. Thailand’s talented young man Kun Lavut had a record of 5 wins against Li Shifeng. In the group stage, he also defeated the Asian Games champion Jonathan of Indonesia. But in yesterday’s game, Li Shifeng played proactively in the first game and completely controlled the situation on the court, winning the first game 21-13. In the second game, Li Shifeng also took the lead early, but unfortunately did not resist the opponent’s counterattack in the final stage. He lost 5 points in a 17-16 lead, and Kunlavut turned back 21-17. In the deciding game, Li Shifeng showed a physical advantage, playing faster and more fiercely, winning 21-7.
The Japanese team pulled three games in a row yesterday with a 0-2 lag, and narrowly defeated the South Korean team 3-2. The world’s number one Momota Kento once again lost to South Korea’s Xu Yoonhee. Xu Yoonhee, who eliminated Momota Kento in the Olympics, won two games in a row yesterday, 21-19 and 21-17. Indonesia and Denmark also reached the semi-finals of the Soup Cup. (Xinmin Evening News reporter Wang Zhiling)
Editor: Lu Weixin