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Yonex Swiss Open 2017: Big Wins in Basel

Date
21 March 2017

The 2017 Yonex Swiss Open came to a close on March 19th in Basel, Switzerland with Lin Dan (VOLTRIC LD-FORCE, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) winning his third title at the tournament. Meanwhile, mixed doubles saw the Thai pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65) and Sapsiree Taerattanachai (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION 65 WIDE) win their first Grand Prix Gold title at the event.

Unstoppable Super Dan

 No. 1 seed at the tournament, Lin Dan blazed through all six of his matches in straight games. Up against No. 2 seed and younger Chinese teammate Shi Yuqi in the final, Lin Dan dominated the court, snatching up a 21-12, 21-11 win in 31 minutes. In light of Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 03 Z MEN) soundly defeating the same opponent in the final match of this year’s Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships, it is clear these both Lin Dan and Chong Wei are intent on showing younger players the true might of badminton’s Legends.

Thailand Takes to the Podium

The World No. 11 mixed doubles pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai boasted great performance at this year’s tournament, defeating World No. 1 Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen in the semifinal. The Thai pair defeated the 2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals champions after an extended match that concluded with a final score of 21-19, 13-21, 21-19. Playing with the DUORA 10, 19-year-old Dechapol was positive after winning is first Grand Prix Gold title: “Our next goal is to win our first Superseries title!” he spoke after the duo’s win.

Yonex Swiss Open Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Final)

[1] Lin Dan (VOLTRIC LD-FORCE, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(CHN) def. [2] Shi Yuqi (CHN) 21-12, 21-11


Women’s Doubles (Final)
[1] Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) def. [4] Stefani Stoeva (NANORAY 900POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES)/Gabriela Stoeva (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES)(BUL) 21-16, 21-15


Mixed Doubles (Final)
[3] Dechapol Puavaranukroh (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)(THA) def. [2] Praveen Jordan (NANORAY 900POWER CUSHION 65)/Debby Susanto (NANORAY 800POWER CUSHION 65)(INA) 21-18, 21-15

All photographs © Badmintonphoto

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