World Badminton Championship Finals Live – Axelsen vs Vittsern Live – Yamaguchi vs Yufei Live: Both Men’s and Women’s World No. 1…
World Badminton Championship Final Live- Axelsen vs Vittsorn Live – Yamaguchi vs Yufei Live: Both men’s and women’s singles world number one Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi are one step away from being crowned world champions. Axelsen will face 16th seed Kunlavut Vitidsorn in the top-flight clash. Yamaguchi will take on China’s Chen Yufei in pursuit of his 2nd straight title: Follow BWF World Championships 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN
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BWF World Championship – Final Match
Chia / Soh Beet Ahsan/Setiawan 21-19, 21-14
The Chen/Xia bit Yeung / Kong – 22-20, 21-14
Viktor Axelsen vs Kunlavdt Vitidsorn – 12.5 pm
Akane Yamaguchi vs Chen Yufei – 01.30 PM
Siwei/Yakiong vs Watanabe/Higashino – 2.10 PM
Viktor Axelsen vs Kunlavdt Vitidsorn
After crashing out of the first round at the World Championships last year, Axelsen made a great comeback in this year’s tournament as he reached the final without dropping a set. He faced unseeded opponents like Lew Darren, Marc Caljou and Sittikon Thammasin in the first three rounds and after winning in comfortable straight games, he faced sixth seed Anthony Ginting in the quarterfinals and won the contest 21–10, 21–10. In the semifinals, he defeated fourth seed Chou Tien Chen to reach the final.
Meanwhile, Vitidsorn opened the tournament with a 21-17, 21-10 win over Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto. He then defeated Japan’s Kodai Naraoka and Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to enter the quarterfinals. He faced defending champion Loh Kin Yew for a place in the semi-finals and won the competition despite tough competition from Singapore. He then clashed with world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the semi-finals, winning in straight games against Zhao Junpeng.
Vitidsern and Axelsen have faced each other four times in the past and Axelsen has emerged victorious in all four matches so far. The Danish once again entered the competition as favourites.
Akane Yamaguchi vs. Chen Yufei
Women’s singles world number one Akane Yamaguchi will be looking to defend her world title as she faces fourth seed Chen Yufei in the top clash on Sunday. Yamaguchi has dominated the women’s singles so far. She received a direct bye into the second round and defeated Gregoria Tunjung in straight sets to advance to the third round. She faced compatriot Sayaka Takahashi and won comfortably 21-18, 21-7. In the quarterfinals, he was up against Carolina Marin and again won in straight games to advance to the semifinals. She sealed a place in the final with a 21-9, 21-12 win over third seed An Se Yong.
Chen Yufei opened the tournament with a straight sets win over Malaysia’s Sonia Chea Su Ya in the second round. In the third round he managed to win a close fight against 10th seed Pornpawi Chochuong. She then defeated 13th seed Michelle Lee 21–18, 21–17 to advance to the semifinals. In the last-4, she was up against last year’s finalist and second seed Tai Zwing and managed to come from behind in three sets to enter the final.
Yamaguchi leads the head-to-head record between the two players 13-8. They last met at the All England Championship this year with Yamaguchi winning in straight games. Yamaguchi will be the favorite in the upcoming contest.
Ahsan/Setiawan vs Chia/Soh
Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan are eyeing their fourth title at the World Championships. The tournament’s third-seeded Indonesian duo beat France’s Corvy-Lauber, Germany’s 12th-seeded Lamphus-Seidel duo and India’s MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila in straight games in the first three rounds to enter the semi-finals. They were up against compatriots Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Ardianto and won the match 23-21, 12-21, 21-16 to advance to the final.
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s sixth seeds Aaron Chia and Soh Wee Eek also won their first three matches in the tournament in straight games and faced India’s Satviksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in the semi-finals. It was a closely contested affair with the Indian pair winning the first game, but the Malaysians won the next two games to defeat the Indians to enter the final for the sixth time in a row.
The Indonesians lead the head-to-head record 7-3. However, the Malaysians have won their last two tournaments and the latest one came at the Malaysian Open this year, where they won in three games.
Chen/Xia vs. Yeung/Kong
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan are the defending champions and are looking to win their third world title. Top seeds China completely dominated the tournament winning all their matches without a game to spare. In the semi-finals, they defeated Japan’s Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara 21-13, 21-14 to reach the final.
Kim So-young and Kang Hee-young opened the tournament with a hard-fought win over India’s Ashwini Bhatt and Shikha Gautam. They then defeated compatriots Jeong Na-eun and Kim Hye-jeong in straight games. In the quarterfinals, they defeated fifth seeds Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida in straight games to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinals they faced 114th seeds Putita Supajirakul and Sapishree Terattanachai and won 21–16, 19–21, 25–23 to enter the final.
The Chinese pair lead the head-to-head record between the two pairs 7-3 and enter the competition as overwhelming favourites.
Siwei / Yakiong vs. Watanabe / Higashino
China’s top seeds Zeng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong aim for their third world titles. The Chinese pair dropped a game against 14th seed Jomkoh-Paosampran in the third round and advanced to the final after defeating fourth seed Wang Yiliu and Huang Dongping 21-12, 12-21, 21-10.
Japan’s third-seeded pair of Watanabe-Higashino had already won their first three rounds comfortably without dropping a set and advanced to the final with a 21-8, 21-6 win over Germany’s ninth-seeded Mark Lamphus and Isabelle Lohau. They are looking in fine touch and eyeing their first gold medal after winning bronze in 2019 and silver in 2021. However, it will be a tough task as the Chinese pair lead the head-to-head record against the Japanese at 10-2.
How do I watch live streaming of BWF World Championship 2022?
BWF World Championship 2022 will be telecast on DD Sports & Sports18 channel in India. It will be streamed live on the VOOT Select app and website.
Badminton World Championship final live: World No 1 Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi look to win World Championship titles as they prepare to play in the final – follow live updates