Saarbrucken: Taiwan’s World No. 4 Chou Tien Chen eased into the Hylo Open last on Saturday with a straight-forward 21-17, 21-11 win over World No. 24 Toma Junior Popov of France within the semi-finals.
Chou will battle Indonesia’s World No. 6 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on Sunday for an opportunity to bag his second title of the season (Chou beat Kodai Naraoka 14–21, 21–10, 21–6 to win the 2022 Taipei Open), and his fourth title of the competitors. Chou received 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions of the competitors when the event was nonetheless referred to as Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold. The Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold was upgraded to the Tremendous 500 class event and was renamed Hylo Open in 2021, earlier than being downgraded to Tremendous 300 in 2022.
In the meantime, Ginting got here again from 3-7, 10-13 earlier than securing the primary sport 21-18 towards Kidambi Srikanth of India.
Ginting continued his momentum within the second sport to win 21-15.
Taiwan’s males’s doubles pairs additionally made sturdy progress at Hylo Open. The World No. 19 Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han who superior to final week’s French Open last, made their second consecutive last in two weeks after they upset World No. 7 Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark 21-14, 15-21, 21-14 to arrange an all-Taiwanese last with World No. 43 Lee Jhe-Huei/Yang Po-Hsuan on Sunday.
Along with males’s doubles, the ladies’s singles and girls’s doubles finals noticed gamers from the identical nation will face-off towards their teammates for the Hylo Open title.
Zhang Yi Man and Han Yue of China will meet one another within the girls’s singles last whereas Thailand pair – Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai will tackle compatriots Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard for the ladies’s doubles crown.
Within the blended doubles last, Feng Yan Zhe/Huang Dong Ping of China will conflict with Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto/Lisa Ayu Kusumawati of Indonesia on Sunday.