Korea also sailed into the last four of the Uber Cup with relative ease. While Japan defeated Denmark 3-0, Korea bounced back after conceding the first singles to world champion Ratchanok Intanon to win 3-1 against Thailand.
In the Thomas Cup men’s team championships, defending champions China spanked Thailand 3-0 to set up a semifinal clash against Japan, who survived a spirited performance from French skipper Brice Leverdez to win 3-1. China are chasing a record sixth consecutive title.
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