The young Dane has yet to win a Super Series title, but he has reached his third semi-final after defeating Boonsak Ponsana today in two games. The Dane commented that he wasn’t trying to push the pace against Ponsana, instead he just followed his opponent’s pace and waited for him to make errors. The final scoreline was 21-11, 21-19. Jorgensen will now play China’s Chen Jin, and while the Dane has yet to defeat a Chinese player the last time these two faced off it was a close three game battle.
World Champion Lin Dan faced recent Denmark Open champion Simon Santoso in his quarter-final match. Lin Dan said that after seeing Simon’s recent results that he was taking this match very seriously as Simon has been playing well recently, but it wasn’t enough to truly worry Lin Dan as he sailed through to the semi-finals with a 21-12, 21-12 victory. Next up Lin Dan will be playing Korea’s Park Sung Hwan.
Wong Mew Choo failed to prevent an all China semi-finals today when she lost to Wang Shixian in two games 21-10, 24-22. The only remaining Malaysian representatives in the semi-finals stage of the tournament are women’s doubles pair Wong and Chin, and men’s doubles pair Koo and Tan. For the most part the tournament has, not surprisingly, become a somewhat national competition with more than half of the remaining players coming from China.