Japan’s Sho Sasaki continues his peerless run as he has defeated Hong Kong’s Wing Ki Wong in the Men’s Singles quarter-final of the 2011 Denmark Open Premier Super Series, on Friday, October 21, at Odense, Denmark.
Sasaki has been proving his mettle for the last few months and continues his impressive form in the Denmark Open. In the quarter-final, the World Number Nine Sasaki played to his full potential and defeated Wing Ki, who made an upset in the event when he defeated Lin Dan of China in the second round of the event.
The Japanese took 56 minutes of the court time to oust the Hong Kong shuttler in a rubber-set fight. Sasaki lost the opening game with a six-point margin but came back strongly to take the second set with the same margin. However, in the deciding game, the Japanese showed his class and thrashed his opponent with a huge margin.
In the first set, Wing Ki played with a wonderful flow as he missed no chance to earn points by taking advantage of the lose returns of the Japanese, who struggled to find momentum. Sasaki failed to put up strong resistance as he was missing the mark and threw away many negative points, which caused him loss of the opening game with a 15-21 score.
In the second set, Sasaki changed his tactics and tackled the aggressive approach of his opponents by playing an attacking game. His smashes started to land in the right areas and he managed to get in strong position in the second game. His better and positive game earned him second set with a margin of 21-15.
Sasaki played surprising badminton in the third set as he took no time in setting up an incredible lead in the first half. After the break, he continued his phenomenal performance and finished the game with a one-sided score of 21-7.
The Japanese won the fight in 56 minutes with a 15-21, 21-15 and 21-7 score on the board.
In the semi-final, Sasaki will face Chen Long of China, who got a walkover from Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen in the Men’s Singles quarter-final.