Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Yonex Japan Open 2016 completion
The WD saw the revenge of the Danes, beating the reigning Olympic Champion and Japanese media darlings, Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo 19-21, 21-18 and 21-12.
The venue was the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (東京体育館) located in the happening area of Shibuya (渋谷).
About 3 minutes walk from the JR Sendagaya station (千駄ケ谷駅) is the stadium.
The other great match was between Lee Chong Wei vs. Jan O Jorgensen.
Lee Chong Wei beat the Dane Jan O Jorgensen in a thrilling rubber set game, 21-18, 15-21, 21-16.
Jan O Jorgensen was wearing a stylish Yonex bandana, like a tennis player.
Chinese players also won the WS with He Bingjiao beating Sun Yu in a rubber game 21-14, 7-21 and 21-18.
The exhausted Ko Sung Hyun who played earlier in MD partnered with Kim Ha Na in XD lost to the Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen 21-10, 21-15.
As always in Japan Open, there are always new equipment debut and limited goods on sale like these shirts.
Maybe next time, I promise to watch either Japan Open or All England.