Finals day tomorrow promises to be a classic, with four days and four matches building up to finals day.
Lee Chong Wei (Won 4, Lost 0) vs. Park Sung Hwan (Won 3, Lost 1)
Lee Chong Wei has been in outstanding form throughout the week’s play, winning all four of his matches in two games. His semi-final win over Peter Gade 21-17, 21-16 will make him the undoubted favourite for the title. Park Sung Hwan however is also in excellent form, beating Bao Chunlai in two games to set up Sunday’s final.
Wong Mew Choo (Won 4, Lost 0) vs. Juliane Schenk (Won 3, Lost 1)
Wong Mew Choo has been the surprise of this year’s championships; she has beaten the top seed and has gone on to record three outstanding two-game victories to secure her place in the final. Juliane Schenk defeated top seed Saina Newhal in the semi final to book her place in the final and has put her only group stage defeat behind her to set up tomorrow’s final.
Carsten Mogensen / Mathias Boe (Won 3, Lost 1) vs. Jung Jae Sung / Lee Yong Dae (Won 4, Lost 0)
Mogensen and Boe defeated the Group A winners to book their place in the final after a group stage to Lee and Jung in their final match, a rematch of Friday’s group stage is set for Sunday, with the unbeaten Lee and Jung looking to secure a second win over the Danish second seeds in just three days. The Korean pair will go in as favourites, as all of their four wins have come in two-game victories.
Chin Eei Hui / Wong Pei Tty (Won 4, Lost 0) vs. Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Lena Frier Kristiansen (Won 3, Lost 1)
The women’s final has a similar scenario to the men’s final. The Danish duo had to beat the Group B winners to book their place in the final after losing one group match, to their opponents in the final Chin and Wong. The Malaysian’s have failed to drop a game en-route to the final, including a 21-19, 21-15 win over the Danes on Thursday in the group stage.
Diju V / Jwala Gutta (Won 3, Lost 1) vs. Joachim Fischer Neilsen / Christinna Pedersen (Won 3, Lost 1)
The mixed doubles final is far from the final we expected, with both group winners losing out in the semi final stage. The Indian’s defeating the unbeaten Polish pair of Mateusiak and Kostiuczyk to reach the final, who beat Pedersen and Neilsen in the group stages. Clark and Kellogg won all three of their matches, including a win over the Indian’s, but lost to Neilsen and Pedersen in the semi final round. This is probably the most difficult final to predict with both couples in excellent form after their impressive semi final wins.