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Highlights World Badminton Championships 2017 final, Results: Sindhu gets silver; Axelsen beats Lin Dan

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Highlights World Badminton Championships 2017 final, Results: Sindhu gets silver; Axelsen beats Lin Dan

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Aug 28, 2017 - 02:06 (IST)
And here's the new women's singles champion, Nozomi Okuhara. The Japanese went through thick and thin in the quarters, semis and final with three successive three-game thrillers, including the gruelling 110-minute marathon match with Sindhu. She won the maiden gold for Japan in women's singles.
Aug 28, 2017 - 02:05 (IST)
Meet Viktor Axelsen, the men's singles champion who denied his idol Lin Dan his sixth World Championships title. The Great Dane!
Aug 28, 2017 - 02:03 (IST)
Meet Viktor Axelsen, the men's singles champion who denied his idol Lin Dan his sixth World Championships title. The Great Dane!
Aug 28, 2017 - 01:12 (IST)
Mohammad Asan and Lilliyana Natsir are the mixed doubles champion! The third seed Indonesian duo took an unassailable 11-1 lead at the break of the third game to put Zhen and Chen under massive pressure. The top seed duo from China looked in sublime touch in the opening game but lost focus and gave away too many points from the back.

Aug 28, 2017 - 00:50 (IST)
Mohammad Asan and Natsir win the second game: 21-16 And it's 1 game each in the final of the mixed doubles. The Indonesian pair played some exquisite net shots to find spaces on their opponent's half and forced the match into the decider.

Aug 28, 2017 - 00:28 (IST)
Zheng and Chen Qingchen win opening game: 21-15 Despite a slow start, the World No 1 pair of China clawed back to win the opening game over the Indonesian duo. They made it look easy towards the end.

Aug 28, 2017 - 00:07 (IST)

Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan are the new men's doubles champion! 

What a comfortable victory for Lie and Zhang as they took complete control of their court movements since the start of the match and attacked the opponent's forecourt area to register a 21-10, 21-17 win over Indonesian pair of Mohammad Asan and Rian Saputro.

 

Aug 27, 2017 - 23:22 (IST)

Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan win first game: 21-10

The Chinese pair completely outplayed Mohammad Asan and Rian Saputro, who failed to make quick exchanges at the net. Despite a lot of support, the Indonesian duo is looking dull while playing rallies. 

The second game gets underway! 

Aug 27, 2017 - 23:01 (IST)

Viktor Axelsen beats Lin Dan: 22-20, 21-16

The 23-year-old shuttler from Denmark cannot believe it! Lin Dan has finally lost a final after 12 years and five World Championships in between. 

Axelsen smartly took advantage of the Chinese's slow returns and played crosscourt drives to further unsettle him. Lin took a 20-18 lead in the opening game but succumbed to the Dane's attacking strokes to lose four points on the trot. In the second game, Axelsen used his quick footwork to his advantage to push a defensive-looking Lin towards the tramlines and eventually won the match in straight games. 

Aug 27, 2017 - 22:36 (IST)

Semi-final report: India had a mixed day at the World Badminton Championships, with 2016 Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu entering the final, while Saina Nehwal lost in the women's singles semi-finals here on Saturday.

Fourth seed Sindhu crushed Chinese ninth seed Chen Yufei of China 21-13, 21-10 in 48 minutes in a superlative display to set-up a title clash against Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara, who defeated Indian 12th seed Saina 12-21, 21-17, 21-10 earlier in the day.

Highlights World Badminton Championships 2017 final Results Sindhu gets silver Axelsen beats Lin Dan

PV Sindhu, Nozomi Okuhara, Lin Dan and Viktor Axelsen will be in action in the final. Agencies

Sindhu, a two-time World Championships bronze medallist, dominated her younger opponent from the beginning, not allowing the reigning world junior champion to settle in.

Playing aggressively, Sindhu rattled 19-year-old Yufei with her barrage of attacking strokes.

In the other semi-final, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina lost against Okuhara as she settled for a bronze medal.

After winning the first game 21-12, Saina, who is yet to regain full fitness after her knee surgery in August 2016, and looked tired. Okuhara's strategy of playing long rallies tested Saina's fitness to the core.

World Championships 2015 runner-up Saina, who had a 6-1 head-to-head record against Okuhara coming into this game, started strongly, winning the first game 21-12 as the Japanese struggled to get into her rhythm.

The 22-year-old Japanese struggled with her net play and a few erratic line judgments to trail 6-11 which became 6-15 before losing 12-21.

Okuhara got off to a flying start in the second game, taking a 4-0 lead but the 27-year-old Saina fought back and equalised at the nine-point mark.

Saina kept pace with her younger and sharper opponent but she got tired towards the end. At 17-all, Saina wasted a great chance to take the lead as she fired a smash wide right.

Then, Okuhara claimed three consecutive points as she showed more energy and agility as a tired Saina failed to stop her from dictating the rallies.

In the third game, Okuhara completely dominated and her fast-paced game didn't allow Saina to get back into it. Saina struggled with her movements and failed to reach for Okuhara's delectable drop shots.

Okuhara, the 2012 world junior champion, raced away to an 11-4 lead and afterwards, it was just a matter of time before the Japanese sealed the game at 21-10 and with this a place in the final.

"It was disappointing to have lost the despite being a game up. But overall I am happy that I made it to the semis after recently coming out of an injury. I gave it my best and I am pleased with that," Saina said after the match.

Talking about how she lost the momentum during the match, Saina said, "She started to win long rallies after the first game and that was the main reason for her to make a comeback into the match.a

Okuhara became the first Japanese to reach the World Championships women's singles final.

Sindhu, 22, and Okuhara, 22, have won three games apiece from six outings between them and in the Japanese, the Hyderabadi faces an opponent that likes to play fast-paced shuttle.

Meanwhile, men's singles defending champion Chen Long of China was ousted by Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. The Danish third seed crushed the 2016 Olympic champion 21-9, 21-10 in 39 minutes.

In the final, Axelsen will face Chinese veteran and five-time world champion Lin Dan, who got past South Korean top seed Son Wan Ho with a 21-17, 21-14 victory in 58 minutes.

Axelsen, who won the bronze in the 2014 worlds and 2016 Rio Olympics, was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency: "I am still a little out of words, I never expected to win that comfortably, I am very happy. I made little mistakes today and made very few errors.

"It was nice to get revenge from the Olympic semi-finals, I am very proud of myself.

"My coach and I always look back at past championships to get better and improve on my game. Denmark is a small country but I am very proud that we can compete with the bigger countries. It's a dream come true, ever since I was a little boy I dreamed of a World Championships final."

Chen, 28, said he was under too much pressure. "I got the first points, then lost a lot of the next, and that really affected my game. In the second I managed to go ahead and that put a lot of pressure on me, but Victor played very well.

"Congratulations to Victor to getting to the final, he played the perfect game," he added.

With inputs from IANS.

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