Below we have selected a few highlighted matches, with some match predictions.
Matches kicking off saturday September 15 in Tokyo, Japan.
Viktor Axelsen (DEN) vs. Kento Momota (JPN)
Winner: Konto Momota
– Head 2 head: 1-8
Momota looking really strong playing home, last few meetings against Axelsen, Momota in total control.
Crazy these to girls haven’t meet before, so pretty open match. Think Marins power will surprise Chen and win it tight in. 2sets for Marin.
Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sukamuljo (INA) vs. He Jiting/Tan Qiang (CHN)
Winner: Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sukamuljo
– Head 2 head: 0-0
World´s best double will take this match okay easy. China young boys play solid, but lack the level in service and return play and will be outplayed in that section of the game.
Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu (INA) vs. Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (JPN)
Winner: Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota
Head 2 head: 2-2
Japan powerhouse in Women’s doubles will go through here. Predict it will be longest sets of the day, Japan take it in 2 sets we believe.
Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (JPN) vs. Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping (CHN)
Winner: Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino
Head 2 head: 0-3
Surprise of the day? We think so, buuuuut very tricky match for home darlings Yuta and Arisa. Can the hit top level they have a shot at this. Can go either way, but our money would go for Japan 🙂