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China's Li cruises into final 16 at BWF World Championships

COPENHAGEN, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) — Sixth seed Li Shifeng of China swept previous Malaysia’s world No. 34 Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-10, 21-12 to succeed in the boys’s singles final 16 for the primary time on the BWF World Championships on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old All-England Open champion wanted solely 44 minutes to win the pair’s second head-to-head assembly, revenging his full-game defeat on the Japan Open final yr.

“Last time against him I played very aggressively, but lacked changes (in tactics) on the court. You cannot win the match if you only attack and attack. This time, I’ve learned lessons from that defeat and tried to play with more patience,” Li mentioned after the victory.

The 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion has been having fun with a skyrocketing yr, which noticed him win two BWF Tour titles and end runner-up twice.

Next up for Li is Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei, who reached the final 16 on the worlds for the second yr in a row after overcoming China’s Lu Guangzu 21-16, 18-21, 21-19.

The 28-year-old Wang knocked out Lu in the identical stage ultimately yr’s event in Tokyo, earlier than shedding to Jonatan Christie of Indonesia within the battle for a quarterfinal berth.