2024 Singapore Open results (updated)

by BWT Admin

Here are some important match results from the 2024 Singapore Open:

Day 1: Round of 32

Home favorite Loh Kean Yew triumphs over Lu Guangzu in the 2024 Singapore Open first round

Singapore’s badminton star Loh Kean Yew delivered a remarkable performance to defeat China’s Lu Guangzu in the opening round of the 2024 Singapore Open. The match, which took place on Tuesday, showcased Loh’s resilience and determination as he overcame a challenging start to secure his place in the second round.

The encounter began with Lu Guangzu taking the lead, pushing Loh to the brink in a tightly contested first game that ended 27-25 in favor of the Chinese player. However, Loh, buoyed by the home crowd’s support, made a stunning comeback in the second game, winning it 21-15. He carried this momentum into the decisive third game, where he dominated Lu with an impressive 21-5 victory, marking his third win in as many meetings against the Chinese shuttler.

Loh’s victory is particularly significant as he had not progressed past the first round in his last three tournaments. His success at the Singapore Indoor Stadium has reignited his campaign and set a positive tone for his upcoming matches.

Looking ahead, Loh Kean Yew is set to face a formidable opponent in Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in the second round. Antonsen, the fourth seed, comes off a strong 21-17, 21-10 win against compatriot Rasmus Gemke. This upcoming match promises to be an exciting clash as both players vie for a spot in the subsequent rounds of the prestigious tournament.

India’s top badminton duo Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy exit early from the 2024 Singapore Open

In a stunning turn of events, India’s badminton sensations, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, faced an unexpected defeat in the opening round of the 2024 Singapore Open. The top-seeded pair, who are currently ranked World No. 1, were outplayed by the Danish duo of Daniel Lundgaard and Mads Vestergaard.

The match, which lasted 47 minutes, saw the Indian pair lose in straight sets, with scores of 22-20 and 21-18. Despite their recent victory at the 2024 Thailand Open, Shetty and Rankireddy couldn’t maintain their momentum against the 34th-ranked Danish team.

This was the first encounter between the two pairs on the BWF World Tour, and it ended in a shock for the Indian team. The match began with the Danish pair taking an early lead, but the Indian shuttlers fought back valiantly, only to fall short at crucial moments. The Danes displayed remarkable composure, saving two game points in the first set and breaking away at 16-all in the second to clinch the victory.

The loss of Chirag and Satwik marks a disappointing start for the Indian contingent at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Other Indian players, including Aakarshi Kashyap and Priyanshu Rajawat, also faced defeats in their respective singles matches.

The Danish victors, Lundgaard and Vestergaard, will advance to face the Chinese pair of He Ji Ting and Ren Xiang Yu in the second round. Meanwhile, Indian fans will turn their hopes to other top shuttlers like PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, and HS Prannoy, who are set to begin their campaigns.

Day 2: Round of 32

Lee Zii Jia concedes walkover to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

In a surprising turn of events at the 2024 Singapore Open, Malaysian shuttler Lee Zii Jia has given a walkover to Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in what was anticipated to be a thrilling encounter. The match, scheduled for the round of 32, was highly anticipated by fans eager to witness a clash between two of badminton’s leading talents.

Lee Zii Jia, known for his explosive play and tactical prowess, was expected to present a formidable challenge to Ginting. However, due to hamstring injuries sustained during the Thailand Open and Malaysian Masters, Lee had to withdraw from the match, granting Ginting a direct pass to the next round.

The walkover has left fans and fellow competitors surprised, as Lee Zii Jia was among the top contenders for the title. His withdrawal has reshuffled the dynamics of the tournament, opening up opportunities for other players in the draw.

Jonatan Christie falls to Chou Tien-chen in the opening round

Indonesia’s badminton star Jonatan Christie suffered an unexpected defeat at the hands of Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen. The match, which concluded the first round of the tournament, ended with Christie losing in straight sets.

Christie, known for his explosive play and resilience, was anticipated to make a deep run in the tournament. However, Chou, with his consistent performance and strategic gameplay, managed to outmaneuver the Indonesian shuttler.

The match started off with both players showcasing their skills, engaging in intense rallies that had the audience on the edge of their seats. Chou’s offensive plays gradually took a toll on Christie’s game, leading to unforced errors from the latter.

The first game saw Chou taking an early lead, maintaining a steady pace, and forcing Christie to play catch-up. Despite Christie’s efforts to regain control, Chou sealed the game with a score of 21-17.

Moving into the second game, Christie attempted to switch tactics, increasing the aggression in his shots. However, Chou remained unfazed, countering Christie’s smashes with precision. The game concluded with Chou clinching victory with a 21-6 scoreline, marking a significant upset in the tournament.

Lakshya Sen bows out, PV Sindhu marches on

The much-anticipated clash between India’s rising star Lakshya Sen and Denmark’s reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen ended in a heartbreak for the Indian camp. Sen, who has been showing promising signs of becoming a badminton powerhouse, found himself up against the formidable Axelsen. Despite a valiant fight and moments of brilliance, Sen succumbed to the pressure exerted by the Danish titan, losing 13-21, 21-16, 13-21.

The match, which lasted a little over an hour, saw Sen struggling to maintain consistency against Axelsen’s aggressive playstyle. After a challenging first game, Sen bounced back in the second, showcasing his skill and determination. However, Axelsen’s experience and tactical prowess ultimately prevailed, sending Sen packing in the first round.

On the other side of the spectrum, former champion PV Sindhu delivered a stellar performance to advance to the second round. Facing Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt, Sindhu showcased her championship pedigree with a straight-set victory, 21-12, 22-20.

Sindhu’s game was marked by her aggressive baseline play and deft net shots, which kept Kjaersfeldt on the defensive throughout the match. The Indian shuttler’s ability to close out tight games was on full display as she held her nerve in the second set to seal the deal.

As the tournament progresses, all eyes will be on Sindhu as she prepares to face Spain’s Carolina Marin in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. With her sights set on the title, Sindhu’s journey through the Singapore Open is one to watch.

Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen’s early exit is a reminder of the fierce competition at the highest levels of badminton. Yet, with the Paris Olympics on the horizon, Sen’s resolve will undoubtedly be stronger than ever as he aims to bounce back on the world stage.

Day 3: Round of 16

PV Sindhu exits early from the 2024 Singapore Open, Prannoy falls to Nishimoto

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu was ousted from the 2024 Singapore Open after a thrilling second-round match against Spain’s Carolina Marin. Despite a strong start, Sindhu could not maintain her momentum and succumbed to Marin with a final score of 21-13, 11-21, 20-22.

The match saw both players showcasing their exceptional skills and fighting spirit. Sindhu, who had previously defeated Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt in the first round, started the match on a high note, dominating the first game. However, Marin, a former Olympic champion, made a remarkable comeback to take the next two games, thus marking her sixth consecutive victory over Sindhu.

On the men’s side, HS Prannoy, another prominent figure in Indian badminton, faced a tough challenge against Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto. The match extended to three games, with Prannoy showing resilience but ultimately losing to Nishimoto. The defeat was a setback for Prannoy, who had entered the tournament with high expectations after his recent performances on the international stage.

Leong Jun Hao triumphs over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in Singapore Open shocker

In a remarkable upset, Malaysia’s Leong Jun Hao defeated Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the second round of the 2024 Singapore Badminton Open. The match, which took place on Thursday, saw the world number 36, Leong, take down the world number 7, Ginting, in a three-game thriller.

Leong, who had been showing signs of promise throughout the season, delivered a performance that stunned badminton fans worldwide. Despite Ginting’s reputation and higher ranking, Leong showcased his skill and determination, winning with scores of 21-14, 10-21, 21-8.

The match began with Leong taking an early lead, securing the first game with relative ease. Ginting, not one to be easily subdued, came back fighting in the second game, leveling the score with a decisive 21-10 win. However, it was Leong who had the last laugh, as he dominated the final game, leaving Ginting and spectators in disbelief.

This victory marks a significant milestone in Leong’s career, as he moves on to face the world number 1, Viktor Axelsen, in the quarterfinals. With Lee Zii Jia’s withdrawal from the tournament, Leong’s win has kept Malaysian hopes alive.

Loh Kean Yew prevails in a grueling match against Anders Antonsen

In a stunning display of resilience and skill, Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew emerged victorious against Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in the second round of the 2024 Singapore Badminton Open. The match, which lasted an intense 70 minutes, ended with Loh securing his place in the quarter-finals.

The encounter began with Antonsen taking the lead, but Loh quickly turned the tables to win the first game 21-15. Antonsen ranked world No. 4, bounced back in the second game, demonstrating his prowess with a 21-11 win. The final game was a nail-biting affair, with Loh initially leading 18-12 before Antonsen fought back to level the score at 20-20. In the end, it was Loh who held his nerve to clinch the game 22-20, much to the delight of the home crowd.

This victory is particularly sweet for Loh, who has faced early exits in recent competitions. Cheered on by a vocal home crowd, Loh’s inspired performance against the fourth-seeded Antonsen showcases his potential to compete against the world’s best. The match’s outcome was uncertain until the very last point, highlighting the unpredictable nature of the sport and the sheer determination of the players.

Loh Kean Yew’s triumph is not just a personal achievement but also a moment of pride for Singaporean badminton. As the only Singaporean left in the competition, his next challenge will be against China’s Li Shifeng, world No. 6, in what promises to be another thrilling encounter.

Day 4: Quarter-finals

Indian pair Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand create upset at Singapore Open, secure semi-final spot

In a thrilling quarter-final match at the 2024 Singapore Badminton Open, India’s Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand pulled off a stunning victory over the Korean duo of Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong. The Indian pair ranked No. 30 in the world, showcased remarkable tenacity to overcome the world No. 6 team in a nail-biting encounter.

The match began with the Korean pair taking the first game 21-18, but Jolly and Gopichand were not deterred. They fought back to win the second game 21-19 and carried the momentum into the decider. In a game that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats, the Indian duo managed to edge out their opponents 24-22, securing their place in the semi-finals.

This victory is a significant achievement for Jolly and Gopichand, marking their first-ever semi-final appearance at a BWF World Tour Super 750 event. Their journey to the semifinals included an earlier upset against the world No. 2 Korean pair of Baek Na Ha and Lee So Hee, which they won in three games.

Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand’s success at the Singapore Open is a testament to their hard work and dedication. As the only Indians left in the tournament, they carry the hopes of a nation eager to see them continue their exceptional run. They will next face the fourth-seed pair from Japan Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida.

Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto dominate to reach the Singapore Open semi-finals

In a swift and commanding performance, Indonesia’s Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto dispatched China’s Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang in just 32 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the 2024 Singapore Badminton Open. The Indonesian pair, known for their quick play and sharp reflexes, proved too much for the Chinese team, winning in two straight games.

The match, which took place on Court 2 of the Singapore Indoor Stadium, saw Alfian and Ardianto take an early lead and never look back. They won the first game 21-17 with a display of aggressive net play and solid defense. In the second game, they continued their dominance, outmaneuvering Liang and Wang to win 21-9.

This victory is a significant one for Alfian and Ardianto, who have been in excellent form throughout the tournament. Their ability to maintain a high level of play against top-tier opponents has been a key factor in their success. The Indonesian duo’s performance in this match sends a strong message to their competitors as they move one step closer to the title.

Loh Kean Yew’s journey ends in the quarter-finals

In a stunning turn of events at the 2024 Singapore Badminton Open, Singapore’s badminton sensation, Loh Kean Yew, was outplayed by China’s Li Shifeng in the men’s singles quarter-finals. The match, which concluded with scores of 21-19, 21-16, saw the local champion and world No. 12 succumb to the strategic prowess of the world No. 6 from China.

The Singapore Indoor Stadium, filled with the echoes of home support, witnessed an intense battle where Loh Kean Yew initially took the lead. However, Li Shifeng’s comeback post-interval changed the game’s momentum. Despite Loh’s early advantage, leading 11-5 at the interval, Li’s relentless pursuit and tactical play saw him level the score multiple times before finally taking the lead at 19-18.

Loh Kean Yew, known for his aggressive playstyle, had a 4-1 head-to-head record against Li before this match. Yet, it was Li who had the upper hand in their last encounter at the Indonesia Open last June, and history repeated itself at the Singapore Open.

The second game mirrored the first, with Loh leading 10-6 only for Li to capitalize on a series of short lifts and errors, gaining an 11-10 lead at the interval. Li continued his dominance, securing six consecutive points to take an 18-14 lead and eventually clinching his spot in the semi-finals.

Li Shifeng’s victory sets up a thrilling semi-final against Denmark’s world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen will face China’s Shi Yuqi in the other semi-final match.

Loh Kean Yew’s defeat marks the end of Singapore’s representation in the tournament, as he was the last local player remaining after the earlier exits of top women’s singles player Yeo Jia Min and the mixed doubles pair of Terry Hee and Jessica Tan.

This quarter-final loss also means that Loh fell short of his previous best at the tournament, where he reached the semi-finals in 2022 after defeating Li, before losing to the eventual champion, Anthony Ginting.

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