Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


BWF: Morada, Leonardo bow to HK pair in mixed doubles

Alvin Morada and Alyssa Leonardo suffered defeat at the hands of Hong Kong’s Chun Man Tang and Ying Suet Tse, 10-21, 12-21, leading to their exit from the mixed doubles event of the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023 on Tuesday at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The current world No. 61 pair barely qualified, earning points from their victories in the Cameroon International and Benin International last year, following in the footsteps of Kennevic and Kenny Asuncion in the same event in the Worlds.

Morada and Leonardo had a slow start in the opening set, allowing the Hong Kong duo to establish a comfortable 11-6 lead at the first interval. Five consecutive points from Tang and Tse made it difficult to recover, resulting in a 1-0 lead for their opponents.

The Filipino pair managed to keep it close at the beginning of the second game, but Hong Kong secured a three-point streak, leading 7-4. From that point on, the experienced former world No. 2 pair from Hong Kong demonstrated their skill, ending the campaign of the Smash Pilipinas duo in the mixed doubles event.

Morada aims to rebound from this defeat with his men’s doubles partner, Christian Bernardo, on Wednesday. The world No. 46 tandem will face South Korea’s Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae for a spot in the Round of 16.

#ReadMore  Magnaye, Pomar advance to SMART National Open semis

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

You May Also Like


Mika De Guzman completed an undefeated run to defend her women’s singles title in the 2024 Philippine Badminton Open by fending off the challenge...


Alvin Morada and Christian Bernardo concluded their campaign at the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023 with a 10-21, 13-21 defeat against South Korea’s Kang...


Alvin Morada and Christian Bernardo orchestrated a triumphant return for the Philippines to the sport’s zenith by securing a first-round victory against South Africa’s...

32nd SEA Games

The Philippine women’s national badminton team has assured the country of at least a bronze medal in the sport at the 32nd Southeast Asian...


ROS Leenard Pedrosa pulled through with a solid statement win in the quarterfinals against national juniors team standout Jamal Pandi of men’s singles in...


MIKAELA De Guzman made strides in her title aspirations in the women’s singles of the 2023 Philippine Badminton Open after outgunning Anthea Gonzalez in...


TOP seeds Ros Leenard Pedrosa and Jewel Angelo Albo showed their dominance in the men’s singles third round to book their respective places in...


Alvin Morada and Christian Bernardo captured the 31st Iran Fajr International Challenge men’s doubles title, beating Indonesians Raymond Indra and Daniel Edgar Marvino, 21-16,...