On September 9, Beijing time, the semifinals of the 2023 China Open SUPER 1000 continued.
In mixed doubles, Seo Seung-jae/Choi Yoo-hyun extended their undefeated record against Chan Kin Ming/Lai Pei-jun 21-19, 21-11. Jikail/Delu defeated Chen Tangjie/Du Yiqi 21-16, 21-13,
Women's doubles, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan 20-22, 21-15, 21-16 Nao Matsuyama/Chiyo Shida; Lee Shaohee/Ha Na Haku defeated Ayako Sakuamoto/Reina Miyaura 21-18, 21-14.
The women's singles TOP4 gathered in the semifinals, and An Zhiying defeated Dai Ziying 21-18, 21-14.
Akane Yamaguchi 19-21, 21-15, 21-17 Defeated home seed Chen Yufei to win three consecutive meetings and reach the seventh Tour final this season after the Singapore Open, Indian Open, Canadian Open, German Open, Malaysia Masters and Malaysia Open, and the third time since 2014 and 2017.
Chen Yufei did not fully mobilize himself in the final moments of the tiebreaker, and the offensive choice was slightly hesitant, and he failed to reproduce the offensive performance of 10-2 in the first game, perhaps it was more energy consumed in the first quarter, but Akane Yamaguchi was still full of strength in the end, and the small motor style was fully displayed. In terms of technical and tactical equalization, Chen Yufei in front of the net still has a slight advantage, but it is not as good as the success rate of attack, and in the final analysis, physical fitness is the key to the direction of this high-quality showdown.
Chen Yufei ended her sixth home open journey and reached the women's singles semifinals twice in a row in her career, last defeated by Dai Ziying 21-6, 13-21, 20-22.
Men's singles, top seed Asarson defeated fifth-seeded Jonatan 21-17, 21-14 to win five consecutive matches, reaching the sixth international and five-tournament finals this season after the Malaysian Open, Indian Open, Indonesia Open, European Games, Japan Open, and the final of the China Open after six years since 2017, and tomorrow awaits the winner of the civil war Shi Yuqi and Lu Guangzu in the national feather. The Indonesian men's singles did not qualify for three consecutive China Open finals, the first two being the finals of the meeting between Jinting (2018) and Kento Momota (2019), each winning one title.
Shi Yuqi against Lu Guangzu, world No. 5 vs. No. 15, the two sides have met seven times, Shi Yuqi has won six times, and has won five in a row, the most recent in the 2023 Korea Open SUPER500 played fiercely 21-7, 13-21, 21-18. Lu Guangzu won that time in the first round of the tournament in 2019, 21-5, 21-9. At that time, Shi Yuqi was injured and would be deducted points because he withdrew from the same association.
Yesterday's 1/4 final post-match interview Lu Guangzu's expression is very interesting, the two played next to each other, Shi Yuqi fought three games in 84 minutes to Nick Nara Oka Kung ended a four-game losing streak and advanced to the semifinals first, Lu Guangzu, who is also a fellow of Jiangsu, is still in the tiebreaker. Shi Yuqi said in an interview after the game: "I have lost so many times in just a few months, summing up a lot of things, but not every time the things summarized can gush out in the next game." Today, regardless of the score and the pressure on the opponent, he feels that he is playing more firmly than before." Lu Guangzu said: "The first game was difficult to control, and the opponent entered the state quickly, but he found a way to control the ball and adjust the center of gravity in the last two games, and finally won the game. He said that after Shi Yuqi finishes the game, the stadium will be a little cleaner, and the main cheers are also for himself, so the impact of noise and other noises is reduced, and he is more concentrated! ”
In this matchup, in the first game, the opening game was tied three times to 4-3, Lu Guangzu scored seven consecutive points to overtake and maintain the advantage until the end, 20-9 to take the first set point, 21-13 to take the first city. In the second game, Shi Yuqi did not lead overall, only drawing 1-1 at the beginning and losing 14-21.
The process of this match is not a little familiar, but don't ignore the background of Shi Yuqi playing three games in two consecutive rounds in 156 minutes and being seriously injured, Lu Guangzu showed a very good competitive state in front of his father and fellow countrymen this time, the last round of the two sent the Japanese brother and three singles out, Lu Guangzu also played Changshan Kantai a wave of 10-0, it was also worth it!
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