Badminton Indonesia Masters 2022: Ginting soars at home as PV Sindhu and Lee Zii Jia also make quarter-finals - Istora Senayan Thursday live updates

Viktor Axelsen, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and PV Sindhu amongst the stars looking to secure a spot in the final eight at the Super 500 event. Follow Thursday's on court action from Jakarta.

By Sanjeev Palar
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The Indonesia Masters 2022 badminton event has thrown up a few surprises including some shock exits in Jakarta as the field narrows down ahead of the finals on 12 June.

The Super 500 event is the first of back-to-back tournaments in Indonesia with the Super 1000 Indonesia Open commencing next week. This has seen many of the top tier players flock to Jakarta including most of the reigning Olympic champions.

Chen Yu Fei and Viktor Axelsen continued to live up to their billing as the top male and female seeded player respectively, by securing comfortable wins on Thursday (9 June) to advance to the quarter-finals.

Scroll down for highlights from the day and score lines from key matches.

An Seyoung retires as the on court action draws to a close

South Korea's An Seyoung has retired from her match against USA's Iris Wang.

The tournament second seed was trailing after losing the opening game, and was unable to continue playing early in the second game, as she conceded a walkover.

Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon had to fight off a resilient Kirsty Gilmore from Scotland but eventually prevailed 21-17,19-21, 21-15.

The players will be back on court on Thursday (10 June) for the quarter-finals as they hope to make the final four of their respective disciplines.

Heartbreak for Indonesia as Ahsan and Setiawan go down

Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan have been knocked out of the Indonesia Masters by South Korea's Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae, who defeated the tournament second seeds 21-19, 18-21, 21-19.

The home crown also watched as their women's singles player Gregoria Mariska Tunjung narrowly missed out on a quarter-finals spot when she lost to two-time Olympic medallists PV Sindhu who took victory 23-21, 22-20, 21-11.

Ginting and "Minions" keep Indonesia's hopes high

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is the sole Indonesian player left in the men's singles draw after he made the final eight by beating Sitthikom Thammasin from Thailand 21-13, 21-14.

The Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist will next face Malaysia' Lee Zii Jia in the quarter-finals

It was a mixed bag for the host nation's men's doubles players which saw Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, fondly known as 'the Minions' win a tough match against Thailand, as two other pairs were eliminated from the competition.

Gideon and Sukamuljo teaming up again after the former's recovery from surgery saw them pushed the distance by Supak Jomkoh and Kittinupong Kedren, before they snatched victory in three games, 21-14, 8-21, 21-18.

Earlier, Malaysia's Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin beat home favourites Sabar Karyaman Gutama and Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani 23-21, 17-21, 21-9.

Indonesia suffered another blow when Malaysia's Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik knocked out Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin 27-25, 21-14.

Olympic champion Axelsen shines

Reigning Olympic gold medallist Viktor Axelsen was too strong an opponent for Wang Tzu Wei today as the Chinese Taipei player was eliminated from the tournament.

Top seed Axelsen took 43 minutes to advance to the final eight, winning the match 21-10, 21-13.

The Dane will next play Angus Ng Ka Long from Hong Kong who also advanced after he defeated China's Zhao Jun Peng in a match that was just shy of an hour, eventually winning, 21-9, 19-21, 21-10.

Lee Zii Jia shrugs off a show slow start to make final eight

Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia has earned his place in the quarter-finals after beating Mark Caljouw from The Netherlands 21-17, 21-14.

The world No.5 has a slow start to the match as the Dutch player edged ahead in the closing stages of the opening game, but Lee came alive and even managed a pull off his fancy backhand smash en route to snatching victory.

Meanwhile in women's doubles, Tokyo 2020 silver medallists Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan from China beat Indonesia's Meilysa Trias Puspita Sari and Rachel Allessya Rose 21-9, 21-16.

Olympic champion Apriyani Rahayu's new partnership with Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti continues to flourish as they beat Malaysians Vivian Hoo and Lim Chiew Sien 21-17, 21-19.

Loh Kean Yew ends another home hope

Indonesia were hoping for a much stronger showing from their men's singles players on home soil, but reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew proved to be too big a match for Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo.

The Singaporean needed only 35 minutes to secure his spot in the quarter-finals with a 21-11, 21-14 win over the crowd favourite inside the Istora Senayan. Loh with next play Lu Guang Zu after the Chinese player beat South Korea's Hoe Kwang Hee 21-12, 21-12.

Also making the final eight is India's Lakshya Sen who beat Rasmus Gemke 21-18, 21-15 and tournament third seed Chou Tien Chen who overcame Lee Cheuk Yiu from Hong Kong 21-11, 18-21, 21-16.

Olympic champion Chen leads the way

Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Chen Yu Fei was relatively untroubled en-route to booking her place in the final eight, as she breezed past Beiwen Zhang from the USA in straight sets, 21-10, 21-19.

Chen will next play Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan who also enjoyed a straight-games victory over Kim Ga Eun from South Korea. The Thai player wrapped up the match 21-8, 21-14.

Last 16 matches on Thursday - Full schedule and results

Quarter-final places are on offer today, but several big names were eliminated in Wednesday's action. Read more here.

The full schedule and results can be found here.


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