Asuka Takahashi (@2.5) vs Yiman Zhang (@1.5)

Our Prediction:

Yiman Zhang will win

Asuka Takahashi – Yiman Zhang Match Prediction | 16-09-2019 02:45

Na Sung Seung and Wang Chan, 20 and 19 respectively, had already played in two Super 100 finals this year. Seo Seung Jae had been runner-up twice in Super 300 events this year, including with Choi Sol Gyu (pictured) last week in Taipei. Once both pairs had prevailed in their semi-finals, it was clear that a national team mens doubles pair would soon lay claim to a Super 100 title in the 2019 season.

The Chinese Taipei pair looked to be in control halfway at what would eventually prove to be the mid-point of the match. With a one-game lead and 12-6 up in the second, they looked to be cruising toward the second title in their young partnership. But Guo and Zhang turned it around with an 8-1 run and held their nerve on their second game point to even things up. From there, the deciding game belonged to the younger duo and ended in a 21-8 rout.

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The two 19-year-olds played a solid match but in the end, it was Haris and Pradipta who took it in straight games. Haris and Pradipta have already played 18 and 17 tournaments respectively in 2019 with, respectively, 3 and 2 partners. Theirs is still the second-highest Indonesian pair on the world rankings and they will relish the minor boost this victory will give them in the standings.

The Chinese youngsters were facing Lee Jhe Huei / Hsu Ya Ching of Chinese Taipei for the third time this summer. It was beating Lee/Hsu that had propelled the Chinese pair into the final in Calgary and just two days later, they met again and Lee and Hsu continued that success all the way to taking the U.S. Open title.


Choi/Seo are the only finalists from Vietnam who are slated to play in the China Open. Lee and Hsu are expected to play separately, in level doubles, but their mixed partnership is still 2nd on the reserve list so they will compete only if their are at least two withdrawals in Changzhou on Monday night. All four players are now just halfway through a 4-week string of tournaments, with the Koreans also bound for a major domestic event the week following the Korea Open.

Immediately after Zhang Shuxian left with her first winners cheque, her compatriot Zhang Yiman (pictured) came on to make her own mark. Zhang announced her arrival on the international scene back in late 2016, when she beat Saina Nehwal to reach the semis of the Macau Open. She duplicated that feat the following year and then in 2018 she reached her first major final at the New Zealand Open Super 300.