All-England 2012 News: Gade Knocked Out by England No.1 in First Rounds!
The First Rounds of the Yonex All England 2012 featured a couple of unexpected and shocking results.
Unfortunately live streaming was not available for today’s Round of 32.
Today’s match results surely must have surprised some fans.
Shocking Results! Peter Gade’s Silent Exit
One of the most consistent performers in the Super Series, Peter Gade, bid goodbye to his fans… again.
In the last Badminton Super Series tournament, the Malaysian Open 2012, Peter was shown the exit in the early rounds too.
Unexpectedly, England’s no.1 singles player, Rajiv Ouseph knocked out the Dane.
The 35 year old Dane battled out with Rajiv until it reached a rubber set. The score was 17-21, 21-16, 21-14.
The English crowd were all excited to see so many of their players performing so well in the early rounds.
Chris Adcock/Imogen Bankier Secure First Victory against their World No.1 Opponents
The top mixed doubles pair from England, Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier played against current world no.1 Zhang Nan/Zhao Yun Lei from China.
Their previous meeting was in the 2011 London World Championships, AT THE SAME ARENA! Sadly the English pair failed to secure the World Champions’ title last year.
This time, Chris and Imogen had their revenge on the Chinese.
They successfully went through the First Rounds of Yonex All England 2012 after defeating Zhang/Zhao in a rubber set, 16-21, 21-19, 21-19.
With the support of the home crowd, this mixed doubles pair stand a very good chance to win their first All England title this time after today’s victory.
Kenichi Tago (JPN) defeated Viktor Axelsen (DEN)
Viktor Axelsen of Denmark fought hard in a tough preliminary round yesterday.
This time, his opponent Kenichi Tago dominated and managed to beat the Dane in 2 straight games, 21-12, 24-22.
Tago had an easy win in the first set. Viktor fought back hard in the second set but his efforts were not fruitful.
Let’s hear what Viktor had to say after his match against the Japanese.
Malaysia’s Darren Liew Defeated Thailand’s Best Player
The Malaysian team continued to look strong at the First Rounds of the Yonex All England 2012.
Darren Liew unexpectedly sent Boonsak Ponsana home after winning him in 2 straight games, 21-19, 23-21.
The no.1 Thai player was underperforming because of his current injury in which he had suffered in the past few months.
At the recent Malaysian Open 2012, Boonsak had to surrender his match because of this injury.
Darren Liew will play against the crowd’s home favourite, Rajiv Ouseph (ENG) in tomorrow’s Round of 16.
Chinese Taipei Players Brilliant!
This year, Fang Chieh Min and Lee Cheng Mu of Chinese Taipei were remarkable.
After winning their FIRST super series title at the Malaysia Open 2012 in January, the top elite pair has defeated world no.4, Ko Sung Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR).
The Korean doubles pair suffered a 21-18, 21-16 loss against the Taiwanese.
England Eyeing the Titles
The English players did well to go through the First Rounds.
England’s players who’ll be staying for tomorrow’s fight are:
- Rajiv Ouseph
- Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier
- Chris Adcock and Andrew Ellis
- Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork
Men’s Doubles Top Seeds Are Doing Fine So Far
With all the best men’s doubles players going through to the Second Rounds, prepare yourself for thrilling action.
The only pair that got knocked out was the fourth seed Ko Sung Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong from Korea.
World no.1 Cai Yun/Fu Hai Feng who have been outstanding in most competitions saw off Canadian pair Adrian Liu/Derrick Ng in just 22 minutes! (21-9, 21-15)
World no.2 Jung and Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae is looking forward to meet their World no.1 rivals in the All England finals to reclaim a victory after their last defeat in the Korean Super Series.
World no.3 Mathias Boe/Carsten Morgensen, the defending champions will be determined to defend their All England Championships title.
Besides that, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong also went through. The Malaysians are looking for a second chance to reclaim their All England title (they won the All England in 2007).
Last year, they had a shot in the finals against the World no.3 pair Boe/ Morgensen but failed to register a victory.
Current Olympic champions, Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan will also compete in the Second Rounds tomorrow.
Yes, they’re all the big names in men’s doubles. So catch those matches!
Check out the event program for the match schedules.
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