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TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018: Viktor Axelsen leads the charge of Team Yonex into the quarter-finals

Date
04 August 2018

Nanjing, China ― Team Yonex continued their windfall with few exceptions at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018 on Thursday. World Number Ones Viktor Axelsen (DEN) and men’s doubles pair, Marcus F. Gideon and Kevin S. Sukamuljo (INA) were among the many Yonex players continuing on to the round of eight.

Both Axelsen and Gideon & Sukamuljo faced the 10th seeds in their matchups, and moved on in straight game wins in just over half an hour. Also moving on from men’s singles, Kento Momota (JPN) survived a scare and had to come back from one game down before putting away Anders Antonsen (DEN), 13-21, 21-17, 21-8.

In women’s singles, World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) needed just 38 minutes to defeat the Uber Cup Thailand team captain, Nitchaon Jindapol, 21-12, 21-12. Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND), Carolina Marin (ESP) and Saina Nehwal (IND) all also won in straight games. Newhal fought off a resurgent Ratchanok Intanon (THA), 21-16, 21-19, to book her spot, and will now face Marin in the quarter-finals.

In women’s doubles, World No. 2 pair Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota continued their hot streak, defeating Bulgarian sisters Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva, 21-10, 21-11. While in mixed doubles, England’s Chris and Gabrielle Adcock handled 9th seeds He Jiting and DuYue of China in 40 minutes, 21-16, 21-16. 

For a full list of results, visit here.