The best of world-class badminton in the second round of the Barcelona Spain Masters

The best of world-class badminton in the second round of the Barcelona Spain Masters

The competition continues at the Barcelona Spain Masters 2018, held at Vall D'Hebron Olympic Sports Centre. The best rackets in the world have shown off in the round of 16 that has reflected the quality of these players in the different modalities.

One of the most intense matches of the day faced the Danish Jan O JORGENSEN [4] and the Japanese Riichi TAKESHITA. JORGENSEN has needed more than an hour and reach the third set to beat his Asian rival. The match ended with a result of 21-16, 18-21 and 23-21, after the comeback at the last moment of Danish. With this, it is the sixth victory of JORGENSEN against TAKESHITA.

Thomas ROUXEL (France) won against the top seed of the competition, Suppanyu AVIHINGSANON (Thailand). AVIHINGSANON managed to close in two sets (21-19 and 21-16) his pass to the quarterfinals.

Victor SVENDSEN (Denmark) took the victory against Kalle KOLJONEN (Finland) after overcoming a second set against and set distance in the third: 21-16, 20-22 and 21-10.

In individual women, it is worth mentioning the performance of Mette POULSEN (Denmark) who forced a third set against Kirsty GILMOUR [6], in a very psychological meeting on both sides. Finally the Scottish managed to close the score in their favor by 21-15, 19-21 and 21-14.

The number 3 seed of the tournament, Mia BLICHFELDT (Denmark) beat Brittney TAM (Canada) by two sets to zero: 21-17 and 21-14.

Beatriz CORRALES [8] has been the only local player to pass the round after winning the Bulgarian Linda ZETCHIRI 2-0. Her teammates Sara Peñalver and Clara AZURMENDI lost their respective matches.

In men doubles, there was a spectacular encounter between Danish compatriots in the fight to make it to quarterfinals. Frederik COLBERG - Joachim FISCHER NIELSEN beat his team-mates Mathias BAY-SMIDT - Lasse MØLHEDE with a final score of 19-21, 21-16 and 21-18.

The duo Jacco ARENDS - Ruben JILLE (Netherlands) fought to the end to try to beat Jeppe BAY -Mikkel MIKKELSEN (Denmark). The details made a difference and they tipped the scales in favor of the Danes by 25-23 and 21-18.

In women's doubles, the Japanese Misato ARATAMA - Akane WATANABE beat their Danish rivals Alexandra BØJE - Sara LUNDGAARD ​​in an even match and a tight result: 21-16 and 22-20.

In the modality of mixed doubles, the duel between Marcus ELLIS - Lauren SMITH [1] of England, against Pang Ron HOO - CHEAH Yee See (Malaysia) has stood out for its high quality of game and its long rallies, with a first set more tight. The seeds of the tournament are one step closer to the final sentencing the match against the Malaysians by 24-26, 21-12 and 21-11.

The Barcelona Spain Masters 2018 quarterfinals are scheduled to start at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 31.

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