How to watch live
The first semi-final matches of the Thomas and Uber Cup 2016, will be broadcast live in India on Star Sports 2/HD 2. Live coverage starts at 1pm local time (10:30am IST). The second semi-finals will be telecasted on the same channels beginning at 7pm local time (4.30pm IST)
Malaysian viewers can watch the games live on Astro Supersports4 TV channels.
For international viewers, the online streaming is available on the BWF youtube account.
The live scores of the matches can also be found HERE.
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Semi-finals 1 – China vs India - China won 3-0
Defending champions China will take on India in the first semi-final of the Uber Cup after blanking Chinese Taipei 3-0 in the quarter-finals. The Chinese are yet to lose a single tie in the 2016 edition and are favourites to lift the trophy for the 14th time. Li Xuerui and Wang Shixian are their star players and the team will bank on them to beat India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu when they face off on Friday (20 May) in the last four.
India, on the other hand, came through a tough fixture against Thailand in the quarter-finals after India's No 1 had lost to Thai No 1 Ratchanok Intanon. Victories for Sindhu, Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala Gutta in the doubles and Ruthvika Shivani in the final singles saw them book their place in the last four and assure themselves of a medal.
Semi-finals 2 – Korea vs Japan
Korea and Japan came through their respective encounters against Indonesia and Denmark respectively in commanding fashion after both recorded 3-0 wins. This will be a well balanced clash between the second and third seeds of the tournament. The Koreans have lost just one tie coming into the match, which came against Chinese Taipei, while their opponents have lost two ties during the group stages against India.
Semi-final 1 – Korea vs Indonesia
Indonesia have won the Thomas Cup on 13 occasions but their last victory came in 2002. Their opponents Korea are yet to win the trophy but are seeded higher than the multiple winners at this year's tournament. Indonesia came through as group winners, while Korea had to settle for second place in their group behind Malaysia. They are equally matched in the singles and doubles, with the latter being their strong suit.
Semi-final 2 – Malaysia vs Denmark
Group C winners take on Group D winners in what is likely to be the most anticipated clash of the two semi-finals. Denmark are seeded two, while their opponents are seeded six in the tournament but boast some top shuttlers in their line-ups, especially in the singles. Jan O. Jorgensen ranked five and Victor Axelson ranked four in the world will face up against Lee Chong Wei, arguably one of the best badminton players of this era.
Denmark also boast a strong doubles line-up, which Malaysia lacks compared to their opponents, making the Danes the favourites to progress into the finals of the tournament.