Men's singles: 6th title for Lin Dan

Lin Dan (l.), Chou Tien Chen. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

Men's singles, final:
Lin Dan (CHN; no. 2) – Chou Tien Chen (TPE; no. 4) 15:21, 21:17, 21:17

"It was a tough match. Congratulations to Chou Tien Chen, he played very well. Thanks especially to all the supporters. It was a great crowd", Lin Dan said after he had won his sixth YONEX German Open title. He already was successful in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2012.

Men's doubles: World no. 1 defeated

F.l.t.r.: Shin Baek Cheol, Ko Sung Hyun, Yoo Yeon Seong, Lee Yong Dae. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

Men's doubles, final:
Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (KOR; no. 6) – Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR; no. 1) 20:22, 21:18, 21:17

Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong in BWF World Rankings currently are no. 1, Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol no. 9. Ko Sung Hyun gained his second title at YONEX German Open 2016: Before he was successful in mixed doubles.

Women's doubles: Tang Jinhua gained second title as well

F.l.t.r.: Huang Yaqiong, Tang Jinhua, Sapsiree Taerattanachai, Puttita Supajirakul. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

Women's doubles, final:
Huang Yaqiong/Tang Jinhua (CHN) – Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) 21:14, 21:18

In 2012 Tang Jinhua won the title in Mülheim with Huan Xia. „Thanks to all the chinese supporters here“, Huang Yaqiong and Tang Jinhua said after their win in the final.

Women's singles: Second title for Li Xuerui

Li Xuerui (l.), Wang Shixian. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

Women's singles, final:
Li Xuerui (CHN; no. 2) – Wang Shixian (CHN; no. 4) 21:14, 21:17

Li Xuerui for the first time gained the title at YONEX German Open in 2012. A few months later she won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in London. "The most important thing is to believe in yourself. I will do my best", said Li Xuerui when asked who realistic is another olympic gold medal.

Mixed doubles: Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na successful

F.l.t.r.: Ko Sung Hyun, Kim Ha Na, Chae Yoo Jung, Shin Baek Cheol. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

Mixed, final:
Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR; no. 1) – Shin Baek Cheol/Chae Yoo Jung (KOR; no. 5) 21:19, 21:12

Ko Sung Hyun: "Because we practice together and therefore know each other very well it is always a litte bit difficult to play agaínst compratiots. But we managed it today."

Four nations involved

(06.03.2016) Players of four nations are involved in this years finals: Athletes of Korea (4), China (4), Taiwan (1) and Thailand (1). In women's singles, men's doubles and in mixed players from one country face each other.

Practice schedule of Sunday available

(05.03.2016) You can find it here ...

Sunday: Finals in all disciplines

(05.03.2016) Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol from Korea reached two finals:

MS, semifinals:
Lin Dan (CHN; no. 2) – Son Wan Ho (KOR; no. 8) 21:12, 21:13
Chou Tien Chen (TPE; no. 4) – Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN; no. 1; title holder) 16:21, 21:14, 21:17 (1:03 Std.)
Final:
Lin Dan (CHN; no. 2) – Chou Tien Chen (TPE; no. 4)

WS, semifinals:
Li Xuerui (CHN; no. 2) – Nozomi Okuhara (JPN; no. 5) 15:21, 21:13, 21:13 (0:58 Std.)
Wang Shixian (CHN; no. 4) – Akane Yamaguchi (JPN; no. 6) 21:13, 19:21, 21:19
Final:
Li Xuerui (CHN; no. 2) – Wang Shixian (CHN; no. 4)

MD, semifinals:
Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR; no. 1) – Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN; no. 3) 21:19, 21:14
Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (KOR; no. 6) – Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov (RUS; no. 8) 21:18, 18:21, 23:21
Final:
Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR; no. 1) – Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (KOR; no. 6)

WD, semifinals:
Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) – Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii (INA; no. 1) 16:21, 24:22, 21:19
Huang Yaqiong/Tang Jinhua (CHN) – Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN; no. 2) 21:9, 19:21, 21:18
Final:
Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) – Huang Yaqiong/Tang Jinhua (CHN)

MX, semifinals:

Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR; no. 1) – Solgyu Choi/Eom Hye Won (KOR; no. 6) 18:21, 21:13, 21:17
Shin Baek Cheol/Chae Yoo Jung (KOR; no. 5) – Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Zieba (POL) 21:14, 17:21, 21:12
Final:
Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR; no. 1) – Shin Baek Cheol/Chae Yoo Jung (KOR; no. 5).

Tickets sold out

(05.03.2016) Tickets for final day of YONEX German Open 2016 (Sunday, 06.03.2016) are sold out right now!

Live coverage in the internet

(05.03.2016) Live coverage of YONEX German Open 2016 has started. You can watch it on www.badmintonworld.tv – but only in selected countries. In many countries it is geoblocked and therefore broadcast is not available.

Players from nine nations in semifinals

(05.03.2016) Players of nine nations are involved in semifinals of YONEX German Open 2016: Most places are held by Korea (6), China (4) and Japan (4). Denmark, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Thailand und Taiwan occupy one place each.

„Match of the Day“ on Saturday

05.03.2016, match no. 5., TV-Court
men's singles
Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN; no. 1; title holder) vs. Chou Tien Chen (TPE; no. 4)


Presenter: Sparkasse Mülheim an der Ruhr

Olympic champions moved on

Lin Dan and Li Xuerui stepped into semifinals, but both chinese players had close matches in quarterfinals: Lin Dan won against Sho Sasaki (Japan) 21:16, 20:22, 21:17, Li Xuerui was succesful against Yui Hashimoto (Japan) with 21:11, 18:21, 21:14. Jan Ø. Jørgensen, YONEX German Open champion in men's singles in 2015, reached semifinals as well. On the other hand title holders in men's doubles (Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding from Denmark) and in women's singles (Sung Ji Hyun from Korea) dropped out of the tournament.

Semifinalists

Akane Yamaguchi. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(04.03.2016) The following players/pairs reached the semifinals which will be conducted on Saturday (05.03.2016):


MS: Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN; no. 1; title holder) - Chou Tien Chen (TPE; no. 4), Lin Dan (CHN; no. 2) - Son Wan Ho (KOR; no. 8)
WS: Li Xuerui (CHN; no. 2) - Nozomi Okuhara (JPN; no. 5), Wang Shixian (CHN; no. 4) - Akane Yamaguchi (JPN; no. 6)
MD: Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR; Setzplatz 1) - Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN; no. 3), Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (KOR; no. 6) - Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov (RUS; no. 8)
WD: Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN; no. 2) - Huang Yaqiong/Tang Jinhua (CHN), Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii (INA; no.1) - Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA)
MX: Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR; no. 1) - Solgyu Choi/Eom Hye Won (KOR; no. 6), Shin Baek Cheol/Chae Yoo Jung (KOR; no. 5) - Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Zieba (POL)

Mixed doubles

(04.03.2016) In mixed doubles three pairs who are seeded entries gained a place in quarterfinals – amongst others top-seed Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na from Korea. All other pairs (5) aren’t seeded entries.

Men's doubles and women's doubles

(04.03.2016) In men’s doubles title holders Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Colding (Denmark; no. 5) still have the chance to win the tournament again. Beyond them there are five pairs who are seeded entries. Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin (Taiwan) and V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong Tan (Malaysia) reached quarterfinals without being seated. In women’s doubles only no. 1 seed (Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii from Indonesia) and no. 2 seed (Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi from Japan) won their match in round of last 16. The other seeded entries dropped out of YONEX German Open yet.

Men's singles and women's singles

(04.03.2016) In men‘s singles solely seeded entries reached todays quarterfinals – amongst others top-seed and title holder Jan Ø. Jørgensen (Denmark) and Olympic champion Lin Dan (China; no. 2). In women’s singles six of eight players are seeded entries. Only Line Kjærsfedt (Denmark) and Yui Hashimoto (Japan) aren’t seeded entries.

„Match of the Day“ on Friday

04.03.2016, match no. 5., TV-Court
men's singles
Lin Dan (CHN; no. 2) vs. Sho Sasaki (JPN; no. 16)


Presenter: Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR)

Further updates available

(04.03.2016) Practice schedules of Friday and Saturday were updated again. You find the latest documents here ...

Chris and Gabrielle Adcock defeated in round of last 16

(03.03.2016) British couple Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, no. 2 seed at YONEX German Open 2016, in the round of last 16 lost an exciting match against mixed pair Puavaranukroh Dechapol/Sapsiree Taerattanachai from Thailand 21:12, 15:21, 24:26.

Champions of 2013 dropped out, too

(03.03.2016) Chai Biao/Hong Wei from China, world no. 5 and YONEX German Open champions in 2013, missed quarterfinals: They were defeated in men's doubles by V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong Tan from Malaysia (no. 16 in BWF World Rankings) 21:19, 12:21, 20:22.

YGO champions of 2014 lost

Takeshi Kamura (back) and Keigo Sonoda. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(03.03.2016) In round of last 16 as well Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda from Japan, no. 18 in BWF World Rankings in men's doubles and YONEX German Open champions in 2014, lost. They were defeated by Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel (Korea; no. 9 in BWF World Rankings and seed no. 6 in Mülheim) 11:21, 16:21.

Please do not bring food and drinks!

(03.03.2016) Organizers of YONEX German Open kindly indicate that it is not allowed to take food and/or drinks in RWE-Sporthalle. Thanks for your understanding!

New practice schedule available

(03.03.2016) Practice schedule of Saturday has been published. You can find it here ...

No. 6 seed in women's doubles retired

Cheng Ye Na (ahead) und Lee So Hee. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(03.03.2016) Akane Yamaguchi (Japan: no. 6) and Bae Yeon Ju from Korea played a close match in round of last 16 in women's singles which was won by Akane Yamaguchi  22:20, 22:20. No. 6 seed in women's doubles, Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee (Korea) had to abort their match against Shizuka Matsuo/Mami Naito from Japan in the third set. In women's doubles as well no. 4 seed Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan (Korea) dropped out of the tournament. On Thursday in all disciplines round of last 16 will be played.   

Several seeded entries dropped out of YGO 2016

Viktor Axelsen from Denmark. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(03.03.2016) Several seeded entries are out of the tournament right now – because they lost their first or second match. This strikes Viktor Axelsen (Denmark; no. 3), Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia; no. 7) and Marc Zwiebler (Germany; no. 14) in men’s singles, Sayaka Sato (Japan; no. 8) in women’s singles, Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang (Korea; no. 4) in men’s doubles, Naoko Fukuman/Kurumi Yonao (Japan; no. 8) and Eefje Muskens/Selena Piek (Netherlands; no. 7) in women’s doubles as well as Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong (China; no. 3), Lee Chun Hei Reginald/Chau Hoi Wah (Hongkong; no. 4), Peng Soon Chan/Liu Ying Goh (Malaysia; no. 7) and Jacco Arends/Selena Piek (Netherlands; no. 8) in mixed doubles.

New practice schedule available

(03.03.2016) Practice schedule of Friday has been published. You can find it here ...

„Match of the Day“ on Thursday

03.03.2016, 7.30 p.m., TV-Court
Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (ENG; no. 2) vs. Puavaranukroh Dechapol/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA; qualifiers)

Presenter: Land Nordrhein-Westfalen

New practice schedule available

(02.03.2016) Practice schedule of Thursday has been published. You can find it here ...

Two times olympic champion Lin Dan from China confident reached the second round. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

No photographies, please!

(01.03.2016) All visitors of YONEX German Open should be informed that taking photographs only is allowed media representatives with a special accreditation. Thanks for your understanding!

1st suprise: Viktor Axelsen lost his first match

Viktor Axelsen. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

(01.03.2016) Viktor Axelsen, world no. 6 from Denmark, lost in 1st round of men’s singles against Kenta Nishimoto from Japan, world no. 43 (21:11, 12:21, 15:21). Axelsen was seed no. 3 in Mülheim.

Practice schedule for Wednesday published

(01.03.2016) Here you find the corresponding pdf-file ...

YGO live on Sportdeutschland.tv

(01.03.2016) Sportdeutschland.tv shows the tournament live on its webseite. Have a look here ...

Training on Monday. Photos: Claudia Pauli.

Rytter Juhl/Pedersen will not play

(29.02.2016) Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen (no. 3) had to withdraw due to injury. The european champions from Denmark are the title holders.

Basically the draw was changed enormous because of rejections of several players, especially in men's singles. Have a look at the updated draw here ...

Updates online

(28.02.2016) List of Promotions and the Practice schedule were updated recently.

Practice schedule available

(28.02.2016) It is published as pdf-file here ...

Kusaki Hayashida. Foto: YONEX Co., Ltd.

(28.02.2016) Several guests of honour will attend YONEX German Open. Among others Kusaki Hayashida, President of YONEX Co., Ltd., is expected.

List of promotions updated again

(27.02.2016) List of Promotions was updated again in the evening of 26th February. More information ...

37 line judges from 7 nations

(26.02.2016) 37 line judges from 7 nations will be responsible at YONEX German Open 2016. Here yoú find the corresponding list ...

List of promotions updated

(25.02.2016) List of Promotions was updated again. On 25th February amongst others world champion Carolina Marin (womens singles) from Spain withdraw - due to an injury. More information ...

YGO sold out on Saturday

(25.02.2016) Tickets for Saturday (5th March 2016) aren't available anymore. Tickets for the other tournament days still can be ordered. More information ...

List of promotions online

(24.02.2016) A special list shows which players promoted from qualification to main draw resp. promoted from reserve list to qualification due to rejection of other athletes. More information ...

YGO nearly sold out on Saturday

(22.02.2016) Only about 70 tickets at this time are available for Saturday (5th March 2016). Everyone who wants to see the worlds best players live in semi-finals of YONEX German Open 2016 has to buy tickets as soon as possible. More information ...

Draw online

(10.02.2016) Badminton World Federation yesterday made the draw. It is published here ...

Main and Qualifying Report updated

(05.02.2016) Badminton World Federation has published a second version of Main and Qualifying Report for YONEX German Open 2016. Have a look at the report ...

Main and Qualifying Report online

Chris and Gabrielle Adcock again want to play in Mülheim. Photo: Holger Bräutigam.

(02.02.2016) Badminton World Federation has published the first version of Main and Qualifying Report for YONEX German Open 2016. In each discipline several Top 20 players have entered the tournament. Have a look at the report ...

Season tickets sold out

(02.02.2016) Please note that season tickets (valid 01.-06.03.2016) are sold out right now. More information about tickets for YGO 2016 ...

25 umpires

(12.01.2016) 25 umpires will be acting at YONEX German Open 2016. They represent 9 nations: Belgium, Denmark, England, France, host nation Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Slovenia. Here you find the corresponding list …

Accreditation request media online

(04.01.2016) Media representatives from now on have the possibility to accredit to YONEX German Open 2016. They find the corresponding pdf-file here ...

Invitation has been published

(01.12.2015) Invitation of YONEX German Open 2016 is available as PDF-file here ...

Tickets available since 01.11.2015

Advance ticket sale for YONEX German Open 2016 has started on 01.11.2015. Read more ...

YONEX German Open 2015

24.02.-01.03.2015

RWE-Sporthalle Mülheim an der Ruhr

Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Mads Pieler Kolding twice succesful

From left to right: Kamilla Rytter Juhl, Christinna Pedersen, Della Destiara Haris, Rosyita Eka Putri Sari. Photo: Claudia Pauli.

Results of the finals of YONEX German Open 2015:

MX: Mads Pieler Kolding/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN/Nr. 6) – Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN/Nr. 1) 21:18, 21:17
WS: Sung Ji Hyun (KOR/Nr. 1) – Carolina Marin (ESP/Nr. 2) 21:15, 14:21, 21:6
MS: Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN/Nr. 1) – Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (INA) 21:12, 21:13
WD: Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN/Nr. 2) – Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (INA) 21:18, 17:21, 21:9
MD: Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (DEN/Nr. 4) – Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov (RUS/Nr. 6) 22:20, 21:19
Have a look at the results ...