Badminton

Published: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 1:06:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 1:16:42 AM

Chong Wei to meet Jorgensen again in semis

Jan Jorgensen was beaten by Lee Chong Wei 21-23, 22-24 in Friday's group match of the Super Series Finals. The two players are drawn to meet again in the semi-finals.

Jan Jorgensen was beaten by Lee Chong Wei 21-23, 22-24 in Friday's group match of the Super Series Finals. The two players are drawn to meet again in the semi-finals.

KUALA LUMPUR: As fate would have it, world No.1 Lee Chong Wei will take on Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen … again, in the semi-finals.

The 31-year-old had defeated the Dane on Friday with a score of 23-21, 24-22 to qualify as Group A winner.

After a redraw for the semi-finals, which is meant to avoid manipulation akin to the London Olympics in which four women pairs were thrown out of the competition, Chong Wei will have the rare opportunity to face Jorgensen for the second time in two days in a single competition.

The other semi-final will pit Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto against Japan's Kenichi Tago. Tommy had beaten Tago in three games on Friday.

In the men's doubles, there will be an all-Korean clash with Ko Sung-hyun-Lee Yong-dae set to face younger compatriots Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang for a place in the final.

The other semi-final will be between world champion Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia and defending champions Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark.

The women's doubles will also feature an all-China clash with Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang taking on Ma Jin-Tang Jinhua.

Semi-final draw:

Men's singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) v Jan O Jorgensen (Den); Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) v Kenichi Tago (Jpn).

Men's doubles: Ko Sung-hyun-Lee Yong-dae (Kor) v Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor); Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) v Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den).

Women's singles: Wang Shixian (Chn) v Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe); Li Xuerui (Chn) v Bae Yeon-ju (Kor).

Women's doubles: Ma Jin-Tang Jinhua (Chn) v Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn); Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) v Jang Ye-na-Kim So-young (Kor).

Mixed doubles: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) v Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (Mas); Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) v Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen (Den).

Tags / Keywords: badminton, Super Series Finals, Lee Chong Wei, Jan O Jorgensen, Tommy Sugiarto, Kenichi Tago

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