Mulheim: After a three-year wait, Hong Kong’s World No. 15 Angus Ng Ka Long finally won his fifth World Tour title as he defeated China’s World No. 20 Li Shi Feng in the 2023 German Open final on Sunday.
Ng needed one hour and 26 minutes to see off Li 20-22, 21-18, and 21-18 for the title.
Highlights of Angus Ng Ka Long vs. Li Shi Feng in the 2023 German Open final:
“It’s amazing. My last final in German Open was in 2018, and my last title was the 2020 Thailand Masters. I am really happy,” said Ng after the match.
“At the beginning of the second set, I had an injury, I felt a little pain in my Achilles tendon. At that time, I thought I needed to give up the match. But I told myself I was leading at the score, why not give it a try,” added Ng.
“When I got back to the court, I kept trying, and after I successfully won the second game, I pushed myself to the limit and fortunately I was able to win the match,” explained Ng.
Meanwhile, Li was impressed with Ng’s fighting, especially after the medical time-out.
“I lost my patience and didn’t take good care of the shots during the crucial moments,” said Li.
In women’s singles, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan extended her career head-to-head win over An Se Young to 12-6 after beating the Korean 21-11, 21-14 in the final.
Highlights of Akane Yamaguchi vs. An Se Young in the 2023 German Open final:
China’s Huang Dong Ping is expected to surge to World No. 8 in the mixed doubles category with her new partner, Feng Yan Zhe after beating Kim Won Ho/Jeong Na Eun of Korea 21-4, 21-15 in the mixed doubles final. Furthermore, Huang who is currently ranked World No. 3 with Wang Yi Lyu, will become the only person who has two top 10 rankings simultaneously with two different mixed doubles partners.
Highlights of Huang Dong Ping/Feng Yan Zhe vs. Kim Won Ho/Jeong Na Eun in the 2023 German Open final:
The Korean team became the biggest winners at the German Open after Lee So Hee/Baek Ha Na saw off Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida of Japan 21-19, 21-15 in the women’s doubles final, and Choi Sol Gyu/Kim Won Ho overcame compatriots Kang Min Hyuk/Seo Seung Jae 21-19, 18-21, 21-19 in the men’s doubles final.
Highlights of Lee So Hee/Baek Ha Na vs. Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida in the 2023 German Open final:
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