Sho Sasaki slaughters Daren Liew in 2nd round at Australian Open Grand Prix Gold  
Published on 04/04/2012     Source :

The top Japanese shuttler Sho Sasaki was in prime form when he slaughtered Malaysia’s Daren Liew in Men’s Singles second round at 2012 Australian Open Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday, April 4, at Sydney, Australia.

Sasaki, who is currently World Number Six and second seed in Men’s Singles draw of the championship, was impressive in the court as he just crushed Daren who has been placed at number 28 in the world.

The second seeded Japanese consumed just 34 minutes to stamp his superiority over his Malaysian rival.

On the other hand, Daren, who has been playing tremendous badminton for the last couple of months, could not continue his elevated run in the Australian Open. He had no answer to the perfect play of his opponent and lost the match in straight games.

The Japanese started his campaign in an inspiring way as he played with precision and did not let his opponent to find a good flow.

He did not take much time in setting up an incredible gap. Until the interval, Sasaki was miles ahead of his opponent by reaching at 11-2.

In the meanwhile, Daren could not live up to expectations as he failed to create gaps in the court of his higher ranked Japanese rival.

After the break, Sasaki continued his spectacular performance as he did not let Daren to level the score at any stage and grabbed the opening set with a one-sided margin of 21-9.

In the second set, Sasaki again was the first to occupy the driving seat as he played with impressive speed and his strokes landed in perfect areas of the court.

Daren could not find gaps and also failed to manipulate the loopholes of his Japanese challenger. Until the break, Daren was far behind at 5-11 on the board.

After the interval, Sasaki remained positive and relaxed in the court as he did not execute hasty shots and managed to bag the game in a remarkable fashion by putting up an impressive 21-9 score on the board.

The second seeded Japanese won this second-round contest easily with a fascinating score of 21-9 and 21-9.


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