Defending champions Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen’s bid for a third Victor Korea Open title is still on course, after the Danes reached the semi-finals with a 21-13, 21-16 win over Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol.
The world No 4 duo, who won the BEC Best Male Player Of The Year Award in 2012, wrapped up the game in clinical style and took the victory after 40 minutes of play.
Boe/Mogensen (main picture)
will now face the home favourites and world number one duo Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea.
The Danes won the titles at the Korea Open in 2009, 2014, and lost in the 2011, 2013 finals.
Adcocks through to semi-finals
Chris and Gabby Adcock produced another superb display to reach the mixed doubles semi-finals on Friday. England's number one outfit beat Thailand's Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam 21-16, 21-17 in 40 minutes to keep up their winning run in Seoul.
Having reached their 11th consecutive quarter-final on the world tour circuit on Thursday, this win ensured their first semi-final appearance since February's Yonex German Open.
Chris & Gabby Adcock, who are seeking to win their second Superseries title, will play 2013 world champions Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia in tomorrow's semi-final.
Piek/Muskens’ Korea Open bid came to an end
Selena Piek’s and Eefje Muskens’ great run at the Korea Open came to an end at the quarter-final stage. The young Dutch duo lost to the second seeds from China, Luo Ying/Luo Yu in three games 18-21, 21-17, 10-21. Piek/Muskens (pictured below)
earned valuable Olympic points on their Road to Rio.
Pedersen/Rytter-Juhl crashed out in the quarter-finals
Yonex Japan Open 2015 and World Championships runners-up Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter-Juhl were defeated by Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee of Korea 16-21, 19-21 in 40 minutes.
“We were struggling from the beginning and never really found the flow. At the same time the Koreans play with a lot more confidence and believe. Right now we are disappointed because we had the chances to take the 2nd game, but we made to many personal errors after leading 15-13. Our plan is now to take a couple of days off and then start a good period of practice towards Denmark Open”, wrote the Danish pair on their official Facebook page.
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Article by Manuel Rösler. Photos by BadmintonPhoto.