by Simon Daish
Four players will begin the day with hopes of lifting the Men’s Singles trophy, including the top seed Quadri Aruna.
The Nigerian has negotiated the main draw relatively untroubled and booked his spot in the last four with a superb performance against Abdel-Kader Salifou.
However, awaiting Quadri Aruna in the semi-finals is an exciting showdown against the highly talented Kirill Gerassimenko who will head into the tie with confidence following what has been a successful campaign so far for the Kazakhstan competitor.
Germany’s Benedikt Duda has the final in sight but standing in his way is Japanese rival Kaii Yoshida. Second seed Benedikt Duda is on paper the slight favourite to prevail, but the unseeded Kaii Yoshida is not to be underestimated.
Miyu Kato has been handed a tough semi-finals fixture in the Women’s Singles competition as the third seed meets the first seed Mima Ito.
The odds may be in Mima Ito’s favour, but Miyu Kato has been in positive form in Czestochowa and is more than capable of causing an upset.
Another Japanese representative Saki Shibata’s first objective of the day is to disappoint the home crowd with Poland’s Li Qian providing the opposition, however, the host nation competitor has a trick or two up her sleeve and will definitely benefit from the support of the home fans.
Hong Kong remains in the title hunt in both doubles events with Ho Kwan Kit and Ng Pak Nam taking on India’s Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh in the Men’s Doubles final, while over in the Women’s Doubles gold medal match the top seeded combination of Doo Hoi Kem and Lee Ho Ching faces the Japanese partnership of Miyu Maeda and Miyu Kato.