Canada Open: Rajawat Trips Antonsen

World No.39 Priyanshu Rajawat served further notice of his abilities at the YONEX Canada Open 2024, when he beat world No.4 Anders Antonsen in the quarterfinals.

In a sensational match that went 79 minutes, the emerging Indian talent held off the in-form Dane 21-11 17-21 21-19 to stay in pursuit of his first HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 title.

In the semifinals he faces 2022 champion Alex Lanier, who beat third seed Kenta Nishimoto 21-17 21-17.

The other semifinal will be an all-Japanese affair, with last week’s US Open champion Yushi Tanaka taking on Koki Watanabe, who upset second seed Kodai Naraoka in three games.

Hsieh Pei Shan & Hung En-Tzu upset Jolly/Pullela

The women’s doubles saw an upset, with third seeds Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand Pullela falling to Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Pei Shan/Hung En-Tzu 21-18 19-21 21-16. They face compatriots Hsu Yin-Hui/Lin Jhih Yun, while the other semifinal will pit US Open champions Rin Iwanaga/Kie Nakanishi against Laksika Kanlaha/Phataimas Muenwong.

There was heartbreak of home fans, with four-time champion Michelle Li falling in a narrow, 21-12 15-21 21-19 defeat to Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

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→Order of Play (Semifinals)

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