It is a repeat of the 2020 All England quarter-finals with Lee Zii Jia taking up defending champion Chen Lengthy within the Tokyo Olympics spherical of 16 today on 29.7.2021.
On a day that noticed world No 1 Kento Momota of Japan knocked out of the lads’ singles, ninth seed Zii Jia carved out a 21-17, 21-5 win over France’s Brice Leverdez of their ultimate Group M tie on the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
In Group N, Chen Lengthy took pole place after defeating Spain’s Pablo Abian 21-11, 21-10.
On his possibilities, Zii Jia mentioned: “Chen Lengthy is certainly one of my idols in badminton. I grew up watching him play.
“We even have lots of respect for one another.
“Our head-to-head file is 2-2, and it is all the time a detailed battle with him. I am actually wanting ahead to enjoying him.”
South Korean Heo Kwang Hee produced the largest shock in the present day, with the world No 38 gorgeous world No 1 Momota 21-15, 21-19 to high Group A with two wins.
Kwang Hee, like Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen who topped Group P, earned computerized qualification to the final eight stages.
On Momota’s early exit from the competitors, Zii Jia mentioned: “I am actually shocked, however it additionally proves that the Olympics is anyone’s sport.
“If Momota will be knocked out, anyone can. Even Tien Chen barely made it via the group levels.
“That is my first Olympics, and I am grateful to be in a good situation. I’ve ready nicely for this, so I am hoping to have a great match.”
Different notable names who cleared the group levels in the present day included former world champion Viktor Axelsen, Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, 2018 Asian Video games champion Jonatan Christie, and World Tour Finals champion Anders Antonsen of Denmark.
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