Lee Hyun Il became the second seed to crash out early this week as the 2nd seed lost out Daren Liew in three games as well as other seeded casualties throughout the five events.
Axelsen and Kuncoro Meet in Quarters
The two form players this week will meet in the last 8, with Viktor Axelsen defeating Anand Pawar to set up a quarter final against Song Dwi Kuncoro. Only one seed remains in the draw, the 6th seed Tien Minh Nguyen who takes on Daren Liew after the Malaysian defeated the second seeded Lee Hyun Il in three games to reach the last 8.
Four seeds remain in the women’s singles, with the second seeded Juliane Schenk defeating Chen Xiao Jia to set up a quarter final against Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk. The 3rd seeded Sung Ji Hyun safely progressed into the last 8, where she will take on Eriko Hirose who defeated 5th seed Tai Tzu Ying in two games. Two seeds will meet in the quarter final as 4th seeded Cheng Shao Chieh takes on the 7th seeded Sayaka Sato for their 5th meeting, who both players taking 2 matches each in their previous 4 encounters.
Seeds Fall In Doubles
Fang and Lee as well as Kawamae and Sato both crashed out before the quarter finals, with both pairs losing in three games to unseeded partnerships. Ko and Yoo are the highest seeds this week and take on Hong and Shen, with the two pairs meeting for the 5th time and have shared the previous four matches. Ahsan and Septano take on Hashimoto and Hirata in the second quarter final featuring two seeded pairings, with the two pairs meeting for the first time.
Seven of the eight seeds successfully reached the quarter finals, with the 2nd seeded Jung and Kim losing out to the Indonesian pairing of Augustin and Maheswari in three games to set up a quarter final against Jauhari and Polii for an all-Indonesian clash. The top seeded Fujii and Kakiiwa set up a quarter final against the 5th seeded Bao and Zhong with the lower seeded pair winning the previous three meetings.
Chen and Cheng are safely into the last 8 and will take on the Indian 6th seeds for a place in Saturday’s semi final. Yoo and Jang won the all-Korean match against Ko and Eom, with the men’s doubles partners facing off for the second time, with Yoo and Jang winning both encounters. The Korean pair take on the 3rd seeded Chan and Goh in their quarter final, with the Malaysian defeating Hirata and Maeda in three games to reach the last 8.