World Tour Finals: Men’s singles semi-final preview

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The day 4 of the BWF World Tour Finals hold in store some exciting matches with the semi-finals scheduled.

Let’s have a look at the matches in the men’s singles category.

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Viktor Axelsen faces Chou Tien Chen

Match Details: Viktor Axelsen vs Chou Tien Chen

  • Date: 30th January 2021
  • Tournament: BWF World Tour Finals
  • Venue: Impact Arena, Bangkok
  • Category: World Tour Season Finale
  • Round: Semi-Final

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

Viktor Axelsen is on an unbeatable streak. He has been playing beautifully and is unstoppable and is the best player out there in the category. Chou is just below Axelsen. Axelsen has just won the two titles at Thailand in the past two weeks and will look to win a hattrick.

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

Axelsen holds a massive head-to-head lead of 12-2 against Chou Tien Chen. The tendency of the match going Axelsen’s way is more likely. They met in the semi-final last week at the Toyota Thailand Open where Axelsen won in straight sets. He beat Chou in the group stage as well 21-10, 21-14.

Viktor Axelsen vs Chou Tien ChenMatch Prediction

Axelsen looks string to win not just the match, but the title itself. He has a huge mental advantage over Chou as well. But Chou Tien Chen is a string player and will fight back. Axelsen will not have it easy and will have to work for every point.

Prediction: Viktor Axelsen Wins.

Wang Tzu Wei vs Anders Antonsen
Wang Tzu Wei vs Anders Antonsen

Match Details: Anders Antonsen vs Wang Tzu Wei

  • Date: 30th January 2021
  • Tournament: BWF World Tour Finals
  • Venue: Impact Arena, Bangkok
  • Category: World Tour Season Finale
  • Round: Semi-Final

Anders Antonsen vs Wang Tzu Wei: Men’s singles semi-finals Match Preview 

Anders Antonsen, world number 3 is in decent form although not his best. He won the Denmark Open 2020. Wang Tzu Wei has topped the table in group stage with three wins and is playing well

Anders Antonsen vs Wang Tzu Wei:  Head-to-Head

Wang holds a lead in the head-to-head 3-2. The player from Taipei, Wang beat Antonsen in the group stage 21-11, 21-9 this week. Wang holds an advantage even psychologically wth these stats.

Anders Antonsen vs Wang Tzu WeiMatch Prediction

It would be a close game between the Dane and the Taiwanese. Although Antonsen does not have a strong head-to-head, he has improved recently and is young and has played well and has Wang Tzu Wei.

Prediction: A close game, 3 sets, Wang Tzu Wei wins.

When and Where to watch?

The semi-final matches start at 8:30 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.

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