The longtime partners climbed from No. 2 to the top spot in this week's mixed doubles world rankings released by the Badminton World Federation.
The 25-year-old, who’s ranked No. 1 in the world, scored seven straight points in the third game to take the momentum back from China’s Yufei Chen.
The 25-year-old native of Fukui Prefecture will face China’s Yufei Chen in the title match after a straight-sets victory in the semifinals.
The WBA champion returns to the ring for the first time in two years against a successful, battle-tested opponent.
After losing to China’s Yi Lyu Wang and Dong Ping Huang on the previous day, the 24-year-old partners bounced back and ended their tournament on a...
Up-and-coming gymnast Daiki Hashimoto finishes strong to capture the men’s all-around title.