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Japan Open Preview | Badminton England


24 July, 2023

Sean Vendy and Ben Lane will face a tricky check in opposition to two stars competing on their house court docket within the opening spherical of the 2023 Japan Open. 

The English pair will face off in opposition to Japan’s Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi at Yoyogi Nationwide Gymnasium in Tokyo. 

Hoki and Kobayashi are coming off the again of a males’s doubles triumph at their final 2023 BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 occasion, the Singapore Open, the place they beat 2023 Surdiman Cup gold medallists Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang of China. 

Victory of their opener would see the 2 Englishmen face off in opposition to both Canada’s Adam Dong and Nyl Yakura or China’s Ren Xiangyu and Tan Qiang within the second spherical.

Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith will even have to beat two Japanese gamers within the ladies’s doubles. 

The English pair will tackle Rena Miyaura and Ayako Sakuramoto of their opening-round match. 

A win will see the duo face both Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota of Japan or China’s Li Wenmei and Liu Xuanxuan. 

Marcus Ellis and Smith will face Chinese language Taipei’s Chang Ko-Chi and Lee Chih-Chen within the opening spherical of the combined doubles. 

The English pair had been eradicated within the second spherical in Singapore, however will now have a chance to shine in Tokyo. 

Success of their opener will arrange a second-round conflict with both Korea’s Ko Sung-Hyun and Eom Hye-Received or Malaysia’s Goh Quickly Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai.



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