Editorial (Thomas) – Kidambi Srikanth, fifth male classified with individual classification, distrusts Chou Tien Chen in the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open 2020, which will be played on Friday (16/10) at Odense Sports Park, Odense, Denmark.
According to Kidambi, Taiwan’s second seed has strong power, so it hits hard. In addition, he also considered Chen to be a smart player and was good at finding loopholes to steal points.
“He (Chen) is a talented badminton player. He has a really good punch and is also smart. He knows when to attack or defend. That is the greatness that he has as second seed in this tournament ”, said Kidambi to the BWF website, Friday.
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However, the 27-year-old admitted that he was ready and impatient to submit to the quarterfinal match in the Super 750 badminton tournament. He was determined to play his best and hoped to get the best results.
Based on the BWF records, Kidambi and Chen met in six previous tournaments. Of the six meetings, Chen won five wins over Kidambi. The two last met at the Malaysia Masters in January 2020 and was beaten by Chen.
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“Chen’s game has improved in recent years. I can’t wait to see you again in the quarterfinals. I will definitely try to do my best ”, said Kidambi.
Before reaching the quarterfinals, Kidambi got rid of Canadian player Jason Anthony Ho-Shue with a score of 21-15, 21-14. Meanwhile, Chen easily beat Nhat Nguyen from Ireland with the 21-8, 21-16 acquisition.
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Reporter: Rr. Cornea Khairany
Publisher: Junaydi Suswanto
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