Indonesian badminton sensation Jonatan Christie marked a historic victory at the Hong Kong Open, becoming the first Indonesian in a quarter-century to claim the men's singles title. In a gripping final match lasting 90 minutes, Christie overcame Japan's Kenta Nishimoto. Despite conceding the first game 12-21, Christie rallied to secure the next two games 22-20, 21-18, sealing his triumphant comeback.
The women's singles title was claimed by Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, her fifth title of the year, after defeating China's Zhang Yiman with scores of 21-18, 21-15. Yamaguchi expressed her satisfaction with her performance, aiming to build upon her success in both China and Hong Kong.
Local fans rallied behind the Hong Kong pair of Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet as they made their first-ever mixed doubles final appearance. Unfortunately, they fell short, losing to China's Guo Xinwa and Wei Yaxin with scores of 21-13, 21-19.
The women's doubles title went to Indonesia's Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Ramadhanti, who made a stunning comeback against Malaysians Perly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan, winning 14-21, 24-22, 21-9. Meanwhile, Denmark's Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen secured the men's doubles title, narrowly defeating Indonesia's Leo Carnando and Daniel Marthin with scores of 21-10, 22-24, 21-19.
Despite the thrilling matches, some players expressed concerns about slippery court conditions, including world number one Victor Axelsen and three-time world champion Carolina Marin, highlighting the need for improvements in court safety.
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