2019 Men’s Doubles Final

Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (KOR) bt Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN)[1] 21-11 21-17

Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol have embraced the underdog status and have performed far beyond their current world ranking (34) all week as they brushed past four top seeds on route to the podium. This afternoon, the pair opened with a relentless attack and were reluctant to give anything away at the net. After breaking away at 6-5 in the first end, the pair were always ahead by four points and were fast to capitalise on the win.

The Japanese first seeds were clearly making an effort to regain control of the attack but the Korean’s were riding the wave of momentum and after losing the opening point, quickly turned it around and lead throughout the whole match to seize victory in two games.