China’s Shi and Lu to meet in Australian Open men’s singles final – Xinhua | Jobi Cool


China’s Shi Yuki celebrates during his men’s singles semifinal match against Japan’s Naraoka Koda at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

SYDNEY, November 19 (“Xinhua”).

Shi won a hard-fought 21-16, 16-21, 21-19 victory over Japan’s Kodai Naraoka.

“Every point has to be fought for and there’s too much back and forth in the game. It’s a tough game. I was just trying to find scoring opportunities during those long rallies,” Shi told Xinhua.

Earlier in the day, Lu advanced to the first men’s singles final with a 21-18, 21-15 win over Malaysia’s Ng Tse Yong.

The men’s doubles staged a three-set thriller between China’s Liu Yuchen and Wu Suani and Chinese Taipei’s Li Jie-Hue and Yang Po-Hsuan.

Down 21-12 in the opening set, Liu and Ou fought back the remaining two sets 23-21, 24-22 to advance to the final.

“Our opponents played well, but we continued to look for opportunities and hold our nerve for the win,” Liu said.

Elsewhere, China’s Zhang Xuxiang and Zheng Yu advanced to the women’s doubles final with a 21-15, 21-17 win over Chinese Taipei’s Li Chia Hsin and Teng Chun Hsun.

China’s Feng Yanghe and Huang Dongping failed to reach the mixed doubles final after losing 22-20, 21-14 to South Korea’s Seo Seung-jae and Chai Yu-jung.

In the women’s singles, China’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung was eliminated from the tournament with the score of 18-21, 21-16, 21-14. ■:

Shi Yuki of China returns during the men’s singles semifinal match against Koda Naraoka of Japan at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

China’s Shi Yuki (L) greets Japan’s Naraoka Koda after their men’s singles semifinal match at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

Japan’s Naraoka Kodai returns during the men’s singles semifinal match against China’s Shi Yuki at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

Shi Yuki of China returns during the men’s singles semifinal match against Koda Naraoka of Japan at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

Ng Tse Yong of Malaysia returns during the men’s singles semi-final match against Lu Guangzu of China at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

China’s Lu Guangzhou returns during the men’s singles semi-final match against Malaysia’s Ng Tse Yong at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

China’s Lu Guangzhou returns during the men’s singles semi-final match against Malaysia’s Ng Tse Yong at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

China’s Lu Guangzhou reacts during the men’s singles semi-final match with Malaysia’s Ng Tse Yong at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)

China’s Lu Guangzhou reacts during the men’s singles semi-final match with Malaysia’s Ng Tse Yong at the BWF Australian Open 2022 in Sydney, Australia on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)



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