KOMPAS.com – The BWF Super 750 Denmark Open 2022 tournament begins to enter the quarter-finals on Friday (21/10/2022).
There is a rare phenomenon that occurs in the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open 2022, to be precise in the men’s singles sector.
The eight men’s singles that will appear in this round are from different countries, one of which is the representative of Indonesia, Jonatan Christie.
According to the famous badminton commentator Gillian Clark alias Oma Gill, this situation has only happened four times in the history of the Super Series (SS) or World Tour (WT) tournaments.
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Especially at the Denmark Open, this kind of record was also created in the 2010 edition.
“For the fourth time in SS/WT history, eight QFs men’s singles come from different countries. This is the second time this has happened at the Denmark Open,” tweeted Oma Gill.
#DenmarkOpen2022 Men’s Singles quarter-final line-up.
For only a fourth time in SS/WT history all 8 MS QFs are from 8 different nations. Second time it’s happened at the #DenmarkOpen.
2010 Denmark SS
2018 Malaysia 750
2022 Indonesia Masters 500#GillsFunFact pic.twitter.com/71cTSOfmOu
— Gill Clark aka Oma Gill (@OmaGillClark) October 21, 2022
The following is the list of men’s singles in the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open 2022:
- Viktor Axelsen (Denmark/1)
- Loh Kean Yew (Singapore/7)
- Lee Zi Jia (Malaysia/4)
- Jonathan Christie (Indonesia/8)
- Chou Tien Chen (Taiwan/5)
- Shi Yu Qi (China)
- Lakshya Sen (India)
- Kodai Naraoka (Japan)
The eight men’s singles above will compete for tickets to the semifinals of the Denmark Open 2022 with their respective opponents.
Viktor Axelsen was challenged by Loh Kean Yew, Chou Tien Chen against Shi Yu Qi, and Lakshya Sen against Kodai Naraoka.
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Meanwhile, Jonathan Christie was waiting for Lee Zii Jia. This will be the seventh meeting between Jonathan and Lee Zii Jia.
In the previous six meetings, Jojo – Jonatan Christie’s nickname – had a 4-2 lead over Lee Zii Jia.
Jojo got the four wins when he competed at the 2018 Malaysia Masters, Thomas Cup 2018, Swiss Open 2019, and Singapore Open 2019.
However, Jojo has always lost to Lee Zii Jia in the two most recent meetings, namely the 2022 All England and 2022 Badminton Asia Championships.
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