Chou exits Asia tourney in semis

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 28, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA and AFP

Chou Tien-chen yesterday fell 22-20, 21-18 to China’s Shi Yuqi in the Badminton Asia

Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan returns to Shi Yuqi in their men’s singles semi-final at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, China, yesterday.Photo: EPA-EFE

Championships semi-finals in Wuhan, China.

Shi needed only 46 minutes to see off Taiwan’s world No. 5 and set up a final pitting the top two men’s singles players against one another.

Title-holder Kento Momota is to face Shi today, after the Japanese eased through his semi-final with a 21-18, 21-8 victory over unseeded Vietnamese veteran Nguyen Tien Minh.

Chou on Friday became the first Taiwanese in the past 20 years to advance to the semi-finals of the men’s singles after defeating Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 22-20, 24-26, 21-15.    [FULL  STORY]

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