2012 China Open semi finals - The unstoppable Korean men’s doubles


Lee Yong Dae


The unstoppable Korean men’s doubles Ko Sung Hyun / Lee Yong Dae have once again proven that they are a duo to watch out for.  Unseeded in the tournament, they are now making a second finals appearance in back-to-back Superseries tournaments after beating fourth seeded Japanese Hiroyuki Endo / Kenichi Hayakawa 21-16, 21-15 in the semi-finals. 

Their last test will be against top seeds Mathias Boe / Carsten Morgensen, who defeated Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong in 21-16, 21-16.

Apart from men’s doubles event, host China has been able to clinch at least one spot in each final. Home favourites Xu Chen / Ma Jin (pictured below) were in trouble early in their mixed doubles semi-final but soon managed to keep Jang Ye Na in the backcourt for so much of the match that they cruised smoothly to the finals. 

Xu / Ma will face Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying, who shunned Indonesians Tontowi Ahmad / Lilyana Natsir 21-19, 21-14... <FULL ARTICLE>