Chou Tien Chen will face Tommy Sugiarto in the men’s singles final of the VICTOR Korea Open on Sunday.
The fourth seed battled past Kenta Nishimoto in a thrilling match, winning 19-21, 21, 18, 21-14 on the courts of the SK Handball Stadium in Seoul on Saturday. Nishimoto was just three points away from winning in the second game, but Chen rallied to make a fantastic comeback.
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In the other semi-final, Sugiarto outlasted fellow Indonesian Jonatan Christie 21-13, 22-20 to book place in the final.
Meanwhile, in the women’s draw, Nozomi Okuhara won the all-Japanese clash to reach Sunday when she knocked out top seed Akane Yamaguchi.
Okuhara battled back from a game down to triumph 16-21, 21-17, 21-14 to book a final four clash with Beiwen Zhang. Earlier in the day, the American defeated local hopeful Sung Ji Hyun 21-18, 21-19.