Incredible matches were played at the Palacio de los Deportes de Santander on Tuesday.
Passionate duels in which the keynote has been the permanence of the tournament’s top seeds, with some unforeseen events.
Today we could highlight many high voltage duels, however, we will focus today on talking about the fall of some of the world’s top players.
In men’s singles, Alex Lanier remained a strong candidate to be one of the big stars of tomorrow by beating India’s Bharat Raghav. Charles Fouyin was less fortunate. The Belgian lost 21-19, 18-21, 14-21 to Hong Kong China’s Lam Ka To.
On the other hand, the Italian players have come strong in this individual event, with Lucas Zhou beating Thailand’s Tanawat Yimjt 21-18, 21-13. And his teammate, Gianna Stiglich beat Hong Kong’s Liu Hoi Kiu Anna in a marathon match that left a score of 21-12, 12-21 and 21-18.
Also noteworthy was the defeat of the Indonesian Alwi Farhan, number two seeded against the Thai Panitchapon Telrarasa Kul by 17-21 and 16-21.
In the women’s singles, French badminton star Emilie Drouin lost to Japan’s Sorano Yoshikawa 15-21, 10-21.
In the doubles events, the defeats of the two German pairs Schelvoigt-Meyer, number one seeds in the tournament, and Dresp-Mejikovskiy in the mixed doubles were notable.
No surprises in the women’s doubles, which keeps its top seeds in play.
Finally, in the men’s doubles, the Irish pair Guildea-Pontanosa beat the Swiss Francoville-Joliat 15-21, 24-22 and 22-20.
A lot of intensity in this day that, due to the high level of competition, accumulated a considerable delay. Wednesday’s matchday awaits, with new crossings and surely much more fun!