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Ellis and Langridge upset No. 8 seeds
Date: 8/13/2015 11:31 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
Unseeded Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of England (main picture) created one of the surprising victories of the day as they beat number eight pairing Lee Sheng Mu and Tsai Chia Hsin of Taiwan to progress to the third round at the World Championships in Jakarta.

The British duo had lost to their experienced Asian opponents at last year's China Open but gained revenge with a 21-19, 21-11 victory inside 40 minutes.  They will now face Danish pair Mads Conrad and Mads Kolding, the tenth seeds, as they bid for a place in the last eight at the Worlds for the first time.

"This is for sure the biggest match of my career but I feel confident and relaxed about it and look forward to getting back on court tomorrow," said Ellis.

"We put in a lot of preparation analyzing our opponents before we came here and felt ready for anything they threw at us. In the second set we took a 9-2 lead which put us in a very good position and we managed to maintain it until the end of the match."

Danish trio Jørgensen, Vittinghus and Axelsen march on

Danish singles stars Jan Ø. Jørgensen, Viktor Axelsen and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus are the only Europeans left in the men’ss ingles competition. Last year’s bronze medalist Axelsen comfortably beat Adrian Dziolko of Poland (21-13, 21-15) to move into the last-16 where he will meet India's H. S. Prannoy.

Jørgensen enjoyed a comfortable 21-18, 21-12 victory over Milan Ludik of the Czech Republic to book a place in tomorrow’s last 16 match against Korea’s Son Wan Ho [9]. “Tomorrow is the first real big test for me. I have a 1-3 record against Son Wan Ho, so I need to bring my A-game to beat him tomorrow.  I will fight with all I have”, Jørgensen wrote on his official facebook presence.

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus eased past Sho Sasaki of Japan in straight games to reach the third round where superstar Lin Dan of China is waiting for the Dane.

Earlier in the day, Scott Evans was going down in straight sets to Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia.The Irish champion lost the first game 21-16, before getting outplayed in the second against the impressive Malaysian, who qualified for the next round with a 21-13 win.

England’s Toby Penty put up a great men's singles fight against seeded Chinese Wang Zhengming. Penty, who turned 23 today, lost 16-21, 21-19 and 13-21.

Careme/Labar with their “best career” match

French duo of Baptiste Careme and Ronan Labar played a sensational match against heavy favourites Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, the third seeds from Indonesia. The European underdogs went down 21-19, 17-21, 18-21 but made a great impression.



Zwiebler pushed Lee Chong Wei to three games

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei was pushed hard by German great Marc Zwiebler in today's World Championships second round. The Malaysian won in three games to advance to the last-16 stage.

„It was a good match today. But I am still disappointed. I came here to beat him. Of course I knew that this would be a very difficult task. I am on a good way.”, says Marc Zwiebler.

Hu Yun of Hong-Kong ends Michal Rogalski's World Championships campaign in three games 21-18, 13-21, 21-13.



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Article by Manuel Rösler. All photos by BadmintonPhoto.
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