Highlights of Badminton World Championships 2019 Brought to you by United States Badminton Organization (USBO) & Bay Area Badminton team.
The Badminton World Championships 2019 kicks off August 19 in Basel, Switzerland. Badminton fans will get their opportunities to watch the best badminton players in the world compete for the coveted title as the World Champion. Below is a link to the tournament draw and live results. Check this page open as we keep the information updated as the tournament progress.
OUR PREDICTION OF WHO WILL WILL WIN THE WC 2019 Men Singles: Kento Momota(JPN) OR Chou Tien Chen(TPE) Women Singles: Tai Tzu Ying(TPE) Men Doubles: Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen(CHN) OR Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan(INA) Women Doubles: Misaki Matsumoto/Ayaka Takahashi(JPN) OR Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara(JPN) Mixed Doubles: Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong(CHN)
QUARTER FINAL ROUND HIGHLIGHTS
August 23, 2019
Du Yue/Li Yin Hui(CHN) vs Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi(JPN)
23-25, 21-18, 25-22 ( 2hr 06min ) Women Doubles
This is the longest women double match at 2 hours and 6 minutes. Though one of the Chinese player cramped, they were able to catch up and win. Incredible mentality form both of the teams. Never give up. Never surrender. Go all the way! .
Pusarla V. Sindhu(IND) vs Tai Tzu Ying(TPE)
12-21, 23-21, 21-19 ( 1hr 11 min )
The favorite, Tai Tzu Ying of Taipei China, looks to win the game easily after the first game. However, Tai made so many mistakes in game 2 and 3 that she lost the match. Though she has the skills, she needs to keep the shot in. Pusarla Sindhu has improved a lot under a new coach from Korea. She was able to increase the pace and play more aggressive attacking game. Though many times throughout the rally Tai is in control, Pusarala Sindhu was able to keep up with her and force Tai to make mistake. Super achievement for Pusarla Sindhu. .
Kantaphon Wangcharoen(THA) vs Chou Tien Chen(TPE)
21-16, 11-21, 21-14 ( 1hr 11min )
Wangcharoen played a very smart game against a tired Chou. He kept attacking Chou with powerful smashes that were hard to defend and kept the pace of the game in high gear to make Chou tired. By the third game, Chou was not a threat to Wancharoen anymore as Chou moved slower and cannot defend Wangcharoen attacks. .
Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi(JPN) vs Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda
21-16, 18-21, 21-15 ( 1hr 07min )
The young, Takuro/Yugo, beat the little older, Takeshi/Keigo. Fast power play and drive, but Takuro/Yugo played a better game and faster. We will see how they face up to the World #2 tomorrow in order to book to the final. .
For the mixed doubles, all four of the top world ranking teams made it to the semi final. Leading the pack is Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong (World Rank #1) who will be playing their nemesis, Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (World Rank #3) who beat them at the All England last year for the spot in the World Championship 2019 final. Similarly, Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping (World Rank #2) will be playing Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (World Ranking #4) for the spot in the final. These matches should be interesting with all the top world players playing against each other. .
August 21, 2019
Men Doubles top ranking team ousted in Round 16:
More SURPRISE in World Championship 2019
Chois SolGyu/Seo Seung Jae(KOR) vs Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo(INA)
16-21, 21-14, 23-21
This is the second year the Minions (Marcus & Kevin), the World #1 Rank badminton men doubles, bowed out in the 2nd round the World Championship events, 2018 & 2019. It is a title that they have not won in addition to the Olympic. .
Mark Lamfuss/Marvin Seidel(GER) vs Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe(JPN)
21-17, 20-22, 21-19
The Japanese, Hiroyuki Endo & Yuta Watanabe, started too slow and by the end, they were late to catch up. .
August 20, 2019
R32 brought many surprises including the fall of both the Olympic Legend and World No. 1 Ranking:
Major Upsets of R32
Prannoy H. S.(IND) vs Lin Dan(CHN)
21-11, 13-21, 21-7 (1hr 02m)
Lin Dan admitted that we was not playing well because he was too tired from playing back-to-back game. He was not able to recover from the previous match where he played Tien Minh Nguyen(VIE) for over 1 hours. .
Yeo Jia Min(SIN) vs Akane Yamaguchi(JPN)
21-14, 21-18 (0hr 40m)
Akane reasoned that her lost was due to her health as she was not feeling well. Likewise, she was not in the game as she cannot get her rhythm. As a result, she was not able to play the game as she would like; instead, she played into Yeo's game and strategy which led her to lose the game. .
WHICH GAME WILL BE INTERESTING AT THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT
August 18, 2019
Here are the first round (R64) matches we believe will be a close game based on our own personal opinion:
Men Singles (R64 - Aug 19th) .
Lin Dan(China) vs Tien Minh Nguyen(Vietnam) . Though Lin Dan (Age: 35) should win in this match, Tien Minh Nguyen (Age: 36) played well early in his days and won the bronze medal at the World Championship in 2013. Both around the same age, it will be interesting to see who will last. Our pick is Lin Dan. .
Chou Tien Chen(Chinese Taipei) vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus(Denmark) . Chou Tien Chen has recently won 2 prestigious tournaments, Indonesia Open 2019 and Thailand Open 2019. Hans has won many European Team Championships and Australian Open 2016. The World Championship usually bring out the best efforts from the players. Thus, it will be exciting to watch these if both players give their best game since this is the first round and they are not tired. Our pick for this match is Chou Tien Chen because he is on fire from his recent victories. .
The other matches, women singles, men doubles, women doubles, and mixed doubles, are not too interesting in the 1st round (R64) as many of the players have bye.