2016 Day 5 - Semi Finals - Korea, Denmark, India, China and Indonesia go forth

Korean win

The match of the day was men's singles between Indonesia and Korea - the man who beat Chen Long versus the man who had a day off due to a walkover.

The Korean Jeon Hyeok Jin led throughout the opener owing to a combination of his steady style and the Indonesian Anthony Ginting gifting easy unforced errors including on game point, 21-19.

Game 2 was Ginting getting used to Jeon's muscular style and surprisingly good reach on shuttles. Game 3 provided the battle of equally warmed up strokes by both sides and the test of Jeon now having to get used to Ginting's full range.

Once the match drew even at a tense 19-19, the Korean took example from the Indonesian's playbook and inserted risk taking with absolutely full throttle smashes to reversed the rubber game outcome from their previous meeting. This time Jeon didn't lose 19-21 but Ginting.

India win

India went in with two chances at finals berths and came out of Saturday securing one via Saina Nehwal in women's singles. Her's was a one-side demolition of China's Wang Yihan, 21-8, 21-12.

Denmark win

India's Srikanth Kidambi also played two games but was the victim of Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, 20-22, 13-21.

“I feel I took away Srikanth’s net opportunities today which made a difference”, said Vittinghus.

China Win

Chen Qingchen was a mixed semi-finalist at the 2013 Australian Open and went one better in two categories, both needing the full distance of three games and bouncing back from losing the first.

Zheng Siwei and Chen proved too hot to handle for All England champions Debby Susanto / Praveen Jordan, especially Chen's jump smashes at the front that no other woman has as a habit of doing, 19-21, 21-11, 21-16. This sets up an all China mixed doubles final against eighth seeds Huang Yaqiong / Lu Kai who today found Malaysians Goh Liu Ying / Chan Peng Soon without a plan.

Chen Qingchen partnering last year's mixed runner-up Bao Yixin, she extinguished Japan's final's hopes in women's doubles, 15-21, 21-18, 21-16.

Sun Yu defeated Olympic champion compatriot Li Xuerui in women's singles, 21-18, 21-19.

Indonesia Win

In women's doubles, Nitya Krishinda Maheswari / Greysia Polii beat third seeds Tang Yuanting / Yu Yang, 21-18, 21-17. In a way, it looked like there were three "Yu Yangs" (read defending types) on court. The Indonesians were routinely neutralising their opponents smashes that it's no wonder they won in straight games.

Men's doubles will be an all Indonesian affair between Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Angga Pratama / Ricky Karanda Suwardi.