Toyota Thailand Open: Men’s singles semi-final preview

The men's singles semi-finals is a special one for Denmark. Three of the last four are Danish!

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Toyota Thailand Open MS semi-final

The men’s singles semi-finals is a special one for Denmark. Three of the last four are Danish! How wonderful is that for the Danish head Coach Kenneth Jonassen?

Ahead of the matches tomorrow, let’s have a look at the semi-finalists.

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Match Details:

Hans Kristian Vittinghus vs Anders Antonsen [3]

Date: 23rd January 2021

Tournament: Toyota Thailand Open 2021

Venue: Impact Arena, Bangkok

Category: Super 1000

Round: Semi-Final

Hans Kristian Vittinghus vs Anders Antonsen [3]: Men’s singles semi-finals Match Preview 

Hans Kristian a senior Danish player comes with a hunger to win to secure a place in the Danish team for Thomas cup and win titles. The quarter-final win has been a boost to his confidence but physically tiring. Anders Antonsen the young star from Denmark is naturally aggressive and hungry to win. He won the Denmark Open 2020 beating compatriot Rasmus Gemke in a marathon match. Antonsen may be the fitter of the two with age as well on his side. The previous two matches of Vittinghus in Toyota Thailand Open have been physically tolling, clocking nearly an hour or more.

Hans Kristian Vittinghus vs Anders Antonsen: Head-to-Head

Interestingly, this meeting would be the first meeting between the two team-mates on an international stage. It would be intersting to note how this match takes shape.

Hans Kristian Vittinghus vs Anders Antonsen: Match Prediction

Both players come with a strong hunger to win. Being compatriots, they know each other’s games very well. Vittinghus has experience on his side. Antonsen has raw talent and strength and fitness. Rest assured, the match is going to be intense.

Prediction: Anders Antonsen might be the winner given that he has been in a better form in the recent past.

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Match Details:

Viktor Axelsen[4] vs Chou Tien Chen [2]

Date: 23rd January 2021

Tournament: Toyota Thailand Open 2021

Venue: Impact Arena, Bangkok

Category: Super 1000

Round: Semi-Final

Viktor Axelsen[4] vs Chou Tien Chen [2]: Men’s singles semi-finals Match Preview

Axelsen, world number 4 comes very confident after his win at the Yonex Thailand Open last week after recovering from injuries. He has been in spectacular form winning his first All England title in March 2020. Chou Tien Chen would want to win this match to improve and recover from his semi-final loss from last week. Both are physically strong. Axelsen has spectacular strokeplay and power, Chou has great strength and attack.

Viktor Axelsen vs Chou Tien Chen: Head-to-Head

Axelsen holds a massive head-to-head lead of 10-2 against Chou Tien Chen. The tendency of the match going Axelsen’s way imore likely.

Viktor Axelsen vs Chou Tien Chen: Match Prediction

Chou Tien Chen has won all his matches in this tournament in straight sets. Last week he suffered defeat at the hands of 7th seed Ng Ka Long Angus in the semi-finals. Chou would definitely be looking to better his performance and he is capable of that. Axelsen has also not dropped a game this tournament, He only dropped a game last week against the fifth seed. Axelsen would definitely look to keep up his momentum and win this title.

Match Prediction: Viktor Axelsen wins, in a three setter.

The matches start at 9:30 AM IST and will be telecast live on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India and Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform. Hans Kristian Vittinghus vs Anders Antonsen [3] is 7th in the order of play. Viktor Axelsen[4] vs Chou Tien Chen [2] is 10th in the order of play.

Also Read:Toyota Thailand Open: Sameer Verma goes down in a hard-fought battle in the quarter-final

Also watch out for the Men’s doubles match between Satwik/Chirag against Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik[8] which is 3rd on the order of play.

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