Axelsen singles out Zii Jia as his toughest opponent

21/6/2022 12:49:00 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: An in-form world number one Viktor Axelsen has described Malaysia’s top shuttler Lee Zii Jia as his toughest rival in recent times. The ...

“Zii Jia was the one who pushed me the most in Indonesia. He is a great player and everybody knows that. He is also a great guy off the court.' Axelsen said. theSun theSundaily badminton Axelsen ZiiJia IndonesiaOpen

KUALA LUMPUR: An in-form world number one Viktor Axelsen has described Malaysia’s top shuttler Lee Zii Jia as his toughest rival in recent times. The ...

06- 21- 2022 05:34 PM JAKARTA, June 18 - The intense action of national men’s singles champion Lee Zii Jia when facing world number one Viktor Axelsen in the semi -finals of the 2022 Indonesian Open Championship at the Istora Senayan Badminton Stadium Jakarta.JAKARTA: Perseorangan lelaki badminton negara, Lee Zii Jia tidak kesal biarpun hajatnya untuk menakluk Terbuka Indonesia dinafikan pemenang pingat emas Olimpik Tokyo 2020, Viktor Axelsen dalam pertembungan sengit separuh akhir yang berlangsung di Stadium Istora Senayan pada Sabtu.JAKARTA: Perseorangan lelaki badminton negara, Lee Zii Jia tidak kesal biarpun hajatnya untuk menakluk Terbuka Indonesia dinafikan pemenang pingat emas Olimpik Tokyo 2020, Viktor Axelsen dalam pertembungan sengit separuh akhir yang berlangsung di Stadium Istora Senayan pada Sabtu.for the latest news you need to know.

BERNAMAPIX KUALA LUMPUR : An in-form world number one Viktor Axelsen has described Malaysia’s top shuttler Lee Zii Jia as his toughest rival in recent times.The Danish Olympic champion said this was clear after he had to slog for one hour and 10 minutes to beat Zii Jia 19-21, 21-11, 23-21 in the Indonesia Open semi-finals at Istora Senayan Stadium in Jakarta last Saturday.Biarpun tewas, Zii Jia masih boleh berbangga apabila memenangi set pertama dengan 21-19 namun bintang Denmark itu kembali bangkit 11-21 di set kedua dan noktahkan kemenangan 21-23 pada set ketiga untuk mara ke final.Axelsen, 28, who is here preparing for the upcoming Malaysia Open and Master tournaments, said Zii Jia is a capable player who gives his best on court.“Saya rasa Axelsen dalam keadaan terbaik dan sukar untuk mana-mana pemain untuk tumbangkannnya, dan untuk perlawanan itu saya dah berikan sepenuh tumpuan ke dalam gelanggang, mungkin ada satu dua mata yang memerlukan saya berusaha keras untuk kejarnya.“Zii Jia was the one who pushed me the most in Indonesia.“Saya rasa Axelsen sudah melakukan persediaan mental yang cukup tinggi, dia kini sangat kuat dan stabil, fokusnya pula sangat jitu dalam gelanggang, sebab itu ramai pemain sukar untuk tewaskannya” jelas Zii Jia Untuk rekod, Zii Jia menjadi pemain kedua yang berjaya heret Axelsen sehingga ke perlawanan rubber set untuk tahun ini sehari selepas pemain Anthony Sinisuka Ginting berjaya melakukannya di peringkat suku akhir.He is a great player and everybody knows that.The back-to-back tournaments were highly anticipated by badminton fans after almost three years without live audiences in the Indonesian capital due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He is also a great guy off the court.Pemain No.Pemain No.“It is great to have many competitive opponents.There are many good men’s singles players but obviously Zii Jia is a great opponent,“ he told reporters at Akademi Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara today.“Saya rasa pencapaian saya boleh tahan, selepas juarai Terbuka Thailand, saya mara ke suku akhir dan separuh akhir di Indonesia, dan selepas ini ada tiga lagi kejohanan, dua di Kuala Lumpur dan kemudian Singapura, saya akan buat persiapan rapi.The 2017 world champion said he is open to training with any players, including Zii Jia, ahead of the 2022 Malaysia Open from June 28-July 3 and Malaysia Masters from July 5-10, both at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil.” ujarnya.Axelsen said he was focusing on recovering in time for the two Malaysian tournaments, after having been physically and mentally drained playing in the back-to-back Indonesia Master and Open championships.."Wang played with very good ball control.

“I was talking to Lakshya Sen of India about practising together here because we know each other really well.Then I checked with (Badminton Association of Malaysia singles coaching director) Wong Choong Hann if I can train here.He said I was more than welcome to be here.So I am really thankful to be here.“The most important thing for me is to get myself ready for the Malaysia Open.

I am not trying to keep any secrets at all; even in training camp in Dubai, I did training with all players,“ he said.Axelsen is the man to beat at the Malaysia Open and Master, after winning the recent Indonesia Open and Master.- Bernama.

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