It is the six-time champion Lin Dan who advances into the semis after his clash against defending champion Lee Chong Wei. Lin won 21-16, 21-17 in 51 minutes to reach yet another semi-final at the All England Open
16-14! That for me was the rally of the match. Both players trading straight smashes and retrieving them with consummate ease. Lin manages to eke out a winner in between the barrage of shots to take a 2-point lead
12-10! Yet another rally, but this time, Lin Dan hits it wide to give Lee Chong Wei the point at the end of the 40-shot rally. Lee leads
7-5! That was one unbelievable rally. Both players testing each other and themselves in that point. Lin ends on the right side of that 39-shot rally to open a 2-point lead in the 2nd game.
It is time for probably the match of the day. Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei share 10 All England titles between them.
The next match on Court 1 will be the men's singles quarter-final between two legendary champions of the game. Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei will take on China's Lin Dan in what would be their 40th encounter
Home favourites Gabby and Chris Adcock won the opening game 21-18, but the Japanese pair of Watan/Higas came back strongly in the 2nd to win 21-15 and enforce a decider
The Adcocks are pegged back in the second 21-15 by Watanabe/Higashino. Meanwhile Son Wan Ho came back to take the first set 21-18 against Nishimoto.#YAE18
Akane Yamaguchi sails into the semis after beating Carolina Marin 21-15, 21-18 to set up a mouth-watering clash against India's PV Sindhu who beat Nozomi Okuhara to make it into her maiden semi-final at the All England Open
Highlights of match between Carolina Marin and Akane Yamaguchi
18-17! That was probably the best shot of the day from Sindhu. That deceptive drop shot dipped right in time and just out of reach of Okuhara. Sindhu in the lead!
16-16! Sindhu wins four straight points to level the scores in the decider. What a comeback by the Indian ace who seems to favour winning points in a bunch
16-12! Okuhara opens up a healthy four-point advantage over the Indian ace who seems to be struggling with unforced errors now
14-12! What a brilliant rally and an even better reverse slice from Sindhu to win the point and reduce Okuhara's lead to 2 points
11-11! That was one impressive netplay by both these shuttlers. Both players traded a myriad of shots before Sindhu managed to sneak in a cross-court drop shot to take the first point after the lemon break
10-9! An unsuccessful challenge for a wide shot from Okuhara helped Sindhu maintain a 2-point lead, but Okuhara immediately followed with a relentless smash to lessen Sindhu's lead to a solitary point
9-8! Sindhu gets a lucky netchord there as she takes the lead once again after Okuhara on two successive points to level the scores at 8
6-6! After mistiming a sure-shot winner, Sindhu recovers almost immediately to score two successive points to level the scores in the decider.
5-4! Okuhara with a solitary point lead but Sindhu is orchestrating a return of sorts in the decider. A rather calm and composed Sindhu is making her way back into the match.
2-0! Okuhara takes the lead in the decider. The Japanese shuttler would be ruing the fact that she let Sindhu make her way back into the match in the 2nd game. Okuhara will need to bring back the sting in her cross-court shots to reach the semi-final
PV Sindhu wins five straight points to win the 2nd game 21-18! and enforce a decider in this roller-coaster of a quarter-final
19-18! Sindhu wins three successive points of her own to level the scores. This match is clearly far from over. Okuhara is mixing up her shots well and Sindhu needs to capitalise on the unforced errors from the Japanese shuttler
16-16! Okuhara steps up the aggression and delivers three back-to-back smashes to win three successive points and levels the scores
15-13! Sindhu loses a challenge as Okuhara's shot falls well within the line to cut down Sindhu's lead to two points
11-11! Sindhu went into the mid-game break with a 2-point advantage but Okuhara has managed to score two successive points post the break to level the scores once again. Okuhara's cross-court drop shots seem to be a big worry for the Indian ace
Preview: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy progressed to the quarter-finals but title contender Kidambi Srikanth crashed out after suffering a narrow defeat to China's Huang Yuxiang in the $10,00,000 All England Championship.
The unseeded Prannoy, who came into the tournament after recovering from foot warts, outwitted former World No 3 and 2014 World Championship bronze medallist Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 21-10, 21-19 in a pre-quarterfinal match.
HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu. Agencies
The World No 3 had defeated Yuxiang, ranked 42, to claim the 2016 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title but Srikanth failed to see off the unseeded Chinese at the Arena Birmingham, losing 11-21, 21-15, 20-22 in a 52 minute battle.
"I didn't start well but then I came back really well in both the games. I missed out on easy points in the third," Srikanth said.
"Well, there were too many service faults in opening game. I didn't expect that to happen. Yesterday(Wednesday) I didn't get any, today it was totally changed. That should not happen in a tournament. There should be a specific rule."
The umpire couldn't find faults yesterday (on Wednesday) but today the umpire sitting found too many faults. It is ridiculous," an upset Srikanth said.
Prannoy, who slipped to World No 16 after missing a few tournaments earlier in the year, will now face Yuxiang in the quarters.
India's rising doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty played their heart out before losing to the second seeded Danish combo of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 21-16, 16-21 ,23-21 in an hour and three minutes.
"We are playing better. we need more experience. We got 2-3 service faults in crucial moments. we were down in first game and it was same till the end. In the second we could pull off but in the third game we were neck and neck," Satwik said.
"We lost three times to them, it was always close. Unfortunate today(Thursday) after every two points in crucial points we had service faults. This is our first All England, so there is a little bit of nerves. We were bit unlucky today," Chirag said.
The mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy, however, failed to put up a fight against second seeds Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping of China, losing 6-21, 10-21 in just 24 minutes.
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will clash with seventh seeded Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in a re-match of the World Championship final, which went down in history as one of the longest and greatest battles, clocking 110 minutes.