Wangcharoen thrilled the crowd

MS: Kantaphon Wangcharoen (THA) beat Kenta Nishimoto (JPN) [4] 19-21, 21-18, 22-20.

Thailand’s world #17 refused to be denied a second round berth and took 84 minutes to dispatch the Japanese fourth seed Kenta Nishimoto.

As the match progressed Wangcharoen thrilled the crowd with his signature dives which only saved the situation half the time but signaled his utter commitment his opponent. Nishimoto was perpetually playing catch up in the rubber because speed and energy had left his legs.