Badminton‘s senior season finale, the BWF World Tour Finals 2022 It is held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Group action featuring the tour’s top eight players/pairs across five events loneliness among men, single women, men’s couples, women’s couplesand mixed couples It will be played at Nimibutr Arena on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Our daily preview and play order can be found here.
Olympics.com will live updates all day from the Thai capital, you can relive below.
All times below are Thai Standard Time (UTC/GMT +7 hours). The most recent updates are at the top.
21:21 – Naraoka Kodai, Hoki/Kobayashi make it 3-0 for Japan
Yamaguchi was followed by Tour Finals debutant Naraoka HS Prannoy in three (21-12, 9-21, 21-17) for his first win Hoki Takuro/Kobayashi Yugo He left Malaysia On Yu Sin/Teo Yi Yi Men’s doubles 21-19, 21-16.
On Thursday, Naraoka will face a final test at Axelsen, while Hoki-Koba has an Indonesian duo. Fajar Alfian/Mohammed Rian Ardianto.
19:00 – Big Ax is too much for Lu Guan Zu
Lu, the BWF Men’s Player of the Year, showed why he deserved the honor with a 21-13, 21-11 hammer win.
Lu went close at 6-6 in the first game, but Axelsen never trailed after a clinical 39-minute victory. In the second set, the reigning Olympic and world champion jumped out to a 6-0 lead, at one point leading 16-5.
Axelsen plays Japan Naraoka Kodai on Thursday.
18:43 – Yamaguchi is “happy” at B.
“I always thought the first match was important, so I’m happy to win today.
The drift here really differs depending on where you stand. I wanted to minimize mistakes and be as accurate as possible.”
18:26 – Loh on first win in Bangkok: ‘So far so good’
“I am very happy that we are on the winning side. I think we all try to adapt to the conditions of the first match of the tournament. Even during training, it was very difficult.
“Be it group stage or not, I think every win is important. Apart from the result, it is for personal confidence.
“So far so good.”
It was Loh’s first win over Chow since the November 2021 HYLO Open.
17:49 – Loh Kian Yew drops CTC
The 2021 world champion from Singapore will stay strong to reach the steel Chow Tian Chen 21-15, 21-17.
Loh went 3-3 in the first game and never trailed the rest of the way against the Chinese Taipei veteran.
17:03 – Akane Yamaguchi wins her first match
The Japanese world champion was defeated Ahn Se-yeon 21-18, 21-16.
The career world No. 1 is now 10-5 against the 20-year-old from Korea Republic. Yamaguchi won the last four points to win in 42 minutes and will play Chen on Thursday.
15:44 – Anthony Sinisuka Ginting screams at Jonathan Christie
In a mouth-watering all-Indonesian clash, Ginting came from behind to take the match 6-21, 21-10, 21-9.
Ginting said: “Christy played very well in the beginning, but in the second and third game I tried to control him well. I tried to stay calm and not rush. I think that was the key to today’s match.
“We both know our style of play. I think because of the conditions on the court today – the drift was fast, especially on the far side.
“I think everything is going well. Christy is not an easy opponent. He knows my weakness, but I am happy with my performance today.”
15:30 – Chen Tungjung: “He played very well”
“Today was the first day, so I didn’t play as well as I wanted. During the game, I couldn’t control the shuttle, so I couldn’t control the opponent.
“He played really well today.”
Chen will meet on Thursday Akane Yamaguchi in a rematch of this summer’s World Cup final.
15:22 – Hit by Tunjung Chen
“Obviously, Chen Yu Fei was not good in the first game. So I tried to keep putting pressure on him. I didn’t want to think too much about the result. I just wanted to do my best.
“It’s not a big win for me – yet. I still have two matches, including one against Akane Yamaguchi. So I want to focus on tomorrow’s match.”
15:02 – Chen Yu Fei is surprised by Gregoria Mariska Tunjung
The reigning Olympic champion and World Championship runner-up lost their opening Group A match to the Indonesian 16-21, 21-14, 9-21.
It was Chen’s first loss to Tunjung since the 2017 Indonesia Open.
14:07 – He Bing Jiao defeated Tai Zi Ying
Before that, in the first singles match of the day He Bing Jiao lost Tai Chi Yin 21-19, 21-19 in Group A among women.
After winning, he said:
“I got a big lead (in the second game). I don’t usually get a lead against Tai. That was special.”
13:18 – Chen/Gia, Puavaranukroh/Taeratanachai kick things off
Our first winners of the day Dechapol Pouavaranukroh/Sapisri Taerattanchai (21-6, 25-23) took over the entire Thai affair Supak Jomkoh/Supissara Pausampran in group B of mixed pairs.
And in another match between compatriots, these are the world champions from the Republic of China Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan won three games (21-18, 17-21, 21-14). Zhang Su Xian/Zheng Yu in Group B of women’s doubles.
11:00 AM – Bangkok to Savasdi!
Action started in Nimibutr Arena.