The 2015 BWF Super Series Finals witnessed a lot of surprises, from the sky rocketing juniors to the fading performances of the top seeds and more over the disappointing injuries, this edition had it all . And it was now time for the D-DAY, Yes! The finals day is here at the 2015 edition of the BWF Super Series Finals being played at the Hamdan Sports Complex, UAE. So here are the much awaited results :
Kicking things off for us was the Mixed Doubles Finals. It was the married couple of Chris and Gaby Adcock who easily sailed past the Korean pairing of Ko and Kim in straight sets 21-14 21-17. It was not only the first medal at the World Finals for the couple, it was the first medal for England in any discipline at the Super Series Finale.
It was a disappointing ending for the second seeded Danish pairing of Juhl and Pedersen , who were forced to retire from the match in the third game. The young twins from China, the first seeds, became the only first seeded participant to win the Finals in this year’s edition. This goes to show how competitive badminton has become.
In the Men’s Doubles, it was the reigning World Champions who won in the battle of smashes against the Chinese pairing of Chai and Hong in three tough sets 13-21, 21-14, 21-14 . It was yet another defeat for the Chinese pair, who have now lost in yhe Super Series Finals final a second year running.
Everyone in the Badminton World knew that Nozomi Okuhara was “One” for the future . She had shown glimpses of her talent in the 2015 Badminton circuit. The 2015 BWF Super Series Finals was a launch pad for her immense talent, a tournament in which she defeated the World No.1 Carolina Marin twice and the World No. 2 Saina Nehwal once. The final was just an icing on the cake for the 20 year old Japanese, who defeated Wang Yihan in straight sets 22-20, 21-18 to win her first title here in Dubai.
The young Dane Viktor Axelsen was looking for his first Super Series title when he faced another young star from Japan, Kento Momota, a player who Lin Dan backed to be the NEXT BIG THING. Viktor’s aspiration for the title grew, when he defeated the World Champion, Chen long, in a rather one sided match. But luck wasn’t on his side , as he suffered a loss in the Final of a Super Series. Kento won rather easily 21-15, 21-12 , to win his first title here in Dubai.
The 2015 edition proved to be an eye opener for many top players, who saw the rise of many young guns and other players. With the Olympics just around the corner, the 2016 circuit is starting to look like a very tempting prospect. So see you next time, with the review of yet another Super Series. Keep Following and keep Smashing Hard!