【NEWS】India Open :The Semi Finals


Ko Sung Hyun wins twice in one day again   Still on course for a second double title in two weeks 

In the semi-finals of the Indian Open 2013, the ROK’s doubles maestro Ko Sung Hyun and his partners saw off their opponents in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles semi-finals to go through to the final in both disciplines. He is now on course to follow his win at the Badminton Asia Championship last week with another double title win. 
Ko Sung Hyun/Lee Yong Dae
Ko Sung Hyun/ Lee Yong Dae will face Liu Xiao Long/Qiu Zi Han
The men’s doubles semi-finals was a repeat of the last week’s Badminton Asia Championship final, with Ko/ Lee up against their younger teammates Kim Ki Jung/ Kim Sa Rang, the two pairs knowing each other’s styles very well. This time KoLee didn’t stand on ceremony, dominating their opponents in every way from the start, taking the match surprisingly easily in just 28 minutes;their opponents in the final will be China’s Liu Xiao Long/Qiu Zi Han. The two pairs have played each other three times before and KoLee have two victories to one loss against the Chinese pair; the last meeting at the German Open 2013 ended in a straight game loss for the ROK pair, however, so they will know that their final opponents can’t be underestimated and that they need to be at the top of their game to win.  
In the mixed doubles semi-final, “Indonesian lightning”  TONTOWI/ LILIYANA were up against Poland’s MATEUSIAK/ ZIEBA; they were never under threat, taking the match in just 20 minutes in straight games, 21-5,21-10.
LILIYANA will play a key role in the Indonesian mixed doubles star pair’s bid to win the final
In the other semi, Ko Sung Hyun/ Kim Ha Na played England’s ADCOCK/ WHITE who play together and are also a couple off the court Ko/ Kim took the first game but the English pair responded in kind to win the second game and take the match to a deciding third game; KoKim won this game by a wide margin, taking the match 21-14,12-21,21-7. TONTOWI/ LILIYANA will play Ko Sung Hyun/ Kim Ha Na in the final. It is expected that the performance of the women will be a deciding factor in this much-anticipated clash of two outstanding pairs.
The Indian Open 2013 has reached the finals stage. Want to know if Ko Sung Hyun/ Lee Yong Dae can take their second men’s doubles title in two weeks? Who will triumph in the match between TONTOWI/ LILIYANA and Ko Sung Hyun/ Kim Ha Na? For the latest tournament news, keep a close eye on the official VICTOR website: www.victorsport.com
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )