Seo Seung-jae, Kang Min-hyuk lose to world No. 1s to reach Korea Open final

Fazal Alpian-Muhammad Lian Adianto knee to knee
Back-to-back blown chances at the end of the last three games

The world No. 12 badminton men’s doubles team of Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk fell to the world No. 1 in the semifinals of the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2023.

Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk fe ll 1-2 (21-17 16-21 18-21) to world No. 1 Pajar Alfian-Muhammad Lian Adianto (Indonesia) in the men’s doubles semifinals of the tournament at Jinnam Gymnasium in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province, on Wednesday.

With the loss, Seo Seung Jae and Kang Min Hyuk fell to 2-3 in their head-to-head record against Pajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Adianto.

In the closing moments of game one, the Koreans took the lead thanks to Kang Min-hyuk’s clever net play, but Seo Seung-jae’s powerful smashes extended the lead. After reaching game point with a strong attack from Kang Min-hyuk, Korea took the first game thanks to an unforced error.

Struggling with their opponent’s powerful smashes in the second game, Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk tried to catch up but were unable to overcome the gap and lost the game.

In the last three games, the team of Seo Seung Jae and Kang Min Hyuk intensified their offense by increasing the number of smashes. After reaching the interval with an 11-8 lead, Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk conceded back-to-back errors to tie the score at 11-11. After a seesaw game, 토토사이트 Kang Min-hyuk’s two consecutive errors cost the Seo Seung-jae-Kang Min-hyuk the match.

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