Badminton BWF World Championships 2022: Day 4 preview, order of play, how to watch - Thursday 25 August

Discover the key highlights in Tokyo and how to watch them on day four of the badminton BWF World Championships on Thursday 25 August 2022.

By writer | Created 24 August 2022
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The 27th BWF World Championships in badminton are continuing in Tokyo, Japan, with second-round action concluding across the five events of men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles on Thursday, 25 August 2022.

We are approaching the business end of the competition with quarter-finals action across all five events.

In the men's singles, keep an eye out for Olympic champion Victor Axelsen, who is expected to win his men's singles last-16 clash, a mighty all-Indian clash between Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy, and also for Malaysian No. 5 seed Lee Zii Jia.

In women's singles, No. 1 seed Yamaguchi Akane clashes with compatriot Takahashi Sayaka, while Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei and Olympic gold medalllits Chen Yu Fei and Carolina Marin will all be in action.

Day 4 order of play – BWF World Championships 2022 – Thursday 25 August

Selected matches listed below. The full order of play for all 53 matches across the four courts can be found here.

Legend: MS – men's singles; WS – women's singles; MD – men's doubles; WD – women's doubles; XD – mixed doubles

Court 1:

  • Match 5: WD – Chen Qingchen / Jia Yifan (CHN) vs Maiken Fruergaard / Sara Thygesen (DEN)
  • Match 7: MS – Victor Axelsen (DEN) vs Sitthikom Thammasin (THA)
  • Match 8: WD – Tan Pearly / Thinaah Muralitharan (MAL) vs Matsuyama Nami / Shida Chiharu (JPN)
  • Match 9: MS - Zhao Jun Peng (CHN) vs Lee Zii Jia (MAL)

Court 2:

  • Match 1: WS – Michelle Li (CAN) vs Ratchanok Intanon (THA)
  • Match 2: MD – Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) – Ben Lane / Sean Vendy (ENG)
  • Match 3: WS – Carolina Marin (ESP) vs He Bing Jiao (CHN)
  • Match 5: WS – Thi Trang (VNM) vs Tai Tzu Ying (TPE)
  • Match 9: MS – Ng Ka Long Angus (HK) vs Loh Ken Yew (SNG)

Court 3:

  • Match 3: MD – Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA) vs Koga Akira / Saito Taichi (JPN)
  • Match 5: WS – Yamaguchi Akane (JPN) vs Takahashi Sayaka (JPN)
  • Match 8: MD – Alexander Dunn / Adam Hall (SCO) vs Hoki Takuro / Kobayashi Yugo (JPN)
  • Match 9: MS – Lakshya Sen (IND) vs HS Prannoy (IND)

Court 4:

  • Match 2: WS – Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA) vs Chen Yu Fei (CHN)
  • Match 5: MS – Jonatan Christie (INA) vs Wang Tzu Wei (TPE)
  • Match 6: XD – Mark Lamsfuss / Isabel Lohau (GER) vs Dechapol Puavaranukroh / Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA)
  • Match 8: MD – Goh Sze Fei / Nur Izzuddin (MAL) vs Aaron Chia / Soh Wooi Yik (MAL)
  • Match 9: WD – Jeong Na Eun / Kim Hye Jeong (KOR) vs Kim So Yeong / Kong Hee Yong (KOR)

How to watch the action at the BWF World Championships 2022

The tournament will be broadcast by various television and digital live streaming rights holders across the different countries and territories around the world.


  • Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia: ArenaSport
  • Czech Republic: Ceska televise
  • Denmark: TV2
  • France: La Chaine L'Équipe
  • Germany: SportDeutschland.TV
  • Hungary: MTVA
  • Netherlands: Ziggo Sport
  • Poland: Polsat Sport
  • Slovakia: JOJ Sport
  • United Kingdom, Ireland: BT Sport


  • Brunei: KristalAstro
  • China: BesTV, YouSports,, Youku, CCTV, CNTV
  • Chinese Taipei: ELTA
  • Hong Kong China, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore: SPOTV via cable providers (and, in Hong Kong China and Singapore, SPOTVNOW)
  • India: Viacom18, Sports18, Voot Select
  • Indonesia: SPOTV via cable providers, MNCTV, Telkom Indonesia, SPOTVNOW
  • Japan: TV Asahi, J Sports (delayed coverage only on J Sports)
  • Korea: SPOTV
  • Macau China: TDM, SPOTV via cable providers
  • Malaysia: Astro, RTM
  • Maldives: Medianet
  • Thailand: True Sport, SPOTV via cable providers, SPOTVNOW

Other regions

  • Central America, South America, and the Caribbean: STAR+
  • South Africa: StarTimes
  • The Championships are also live on the YouTube channel in selected territories not listed above. They will also be available to stream on Olympic Channel via, territorial restrictions may apply.

If you are unable to find a screen, be sure to follow our live blog on and follow @olympics on social media to stay abreast of all the results and news from the Badminton World Championships 2022.


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