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Gade vs Lee Rematch?

Men’s Singles

Lee Chong Wei played Chen Jin in a 70-minute classic; the pair shared the opening two games before the top seed delighted the local crowd winning the final game 21-15 to book his place in the semi finals. The winner of Tien Minh Nguyen and Jan O Jorgensen would play the top seed Lee Chong Wei, the on-form Dane was having an excellent competition to date but the Vietnamese player was too strong on the day, winning the match 21-17, 22-20.

The bottom half of the draw started with Peter Gade on court against Tanonsak Saensomboonsuk, the 4th seeded Dane was the last seed left on his side of the draw and safely progressed through to the semi finals with a 21-15, 21-13 win. He will play Boonsak Ponsana in the last 4 after his win over Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia, 21-14, 21-9.

Women’s Singles

Wang Yihan was in excellent form once again, this time defeating 5th seeded Jiang Yanjiao 21-13, 21-17 in an all-Chinese affair to book her place in the semi final.  Bae Youn Joo won the all-Korean clash in the other quarter final in the top half of the draw, defeating last weeks runner-up Sung Ji Hyun 21-13, 21-19 to set up a match against Wang Yihan.

7th seed Saina Nehwal looked to be coasting into the semi finals against Wang Xin of China, before the unseeded Chinese woman fought back to win the next two games and defeat her seeded opponent 14-21, 21-8, 21-11 to continue her fantastic run in the event. She will play Eriko Hirose of Japan who shocked the 2nd seeded Wang Lin of China to win 21-19, 15-21, 21-19 to set up her encounter with Wang Xin.

Other Matches

Koo and Tan defeated 7th seeded Clark and Robertson to book their place in the last 4, beating the English pair 21-12, 23-25, 21-11.  Unseeded Chinese partnership Chai and Zhang defeated Sato and Kawamae of Japan to set up a match with the top seeds Koo and Tan with an impressive 21-11, 21-16 win.  The other semi final sees the 4th seeded Chandra and Gunawan, who defeated Bach and Gunawan play Guo and Xu of China.

All four partnerships in the women’s doubles have failed to drop a game to date. Ma and Jin, the top seeds from China set to play the 3rd seeds, Chin and Wong of Malaysia for a place in Sunday’s final. The other semi final sees Du and Yu, seeded 2 from China playing unseeded Korean couple Jung and Yoo of Korea.

The impressive Tao and Zhang have been the story of the mixed doubles this year, they defeated the 5th seeded Gunawan and Marissa to book a place in the semi finals, where they will play the unseeded Chinese Taipei pair Chen and Chou. World champions Laybourn and Rytter Juhl are also through to the last 4, defeating Wallwork and Robertson of England to set up a match against the 8th seeded Prapakamol and Thoungthongkam of Thailand.

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