Brian Yang, a very promising young Canadian talent –

Badminton News: With encouraging results last year, Brian Yang looked set for a breakthrough season in 2020, but like everything else, the pandemic caused disruption.

Yet the Canadian has made the most of his limited opportunities this year, reaching two semi-finals in four appearances.

After reaching the final four at the Jamaica International in March, Yang’s next match came at the Denmark Open, where he fell in the second round and followed with another semi-final, this time at the SaarLorLux Open 2020.

“It’s my first tournament in months, so I’m looking forward to getting back there,” Brian Yang said at the Denmark Open, his first Super 750 event.

“I trained hard in Canada, but the tournament and the training are different, the atmosphere and everything, so it’s good to be able to play again. And it’s a big stage in Denmark, it’s the Super 750, and it’s a very good experience. “I think it’s a good opportunity to see how much I’ve improved,” he said.

Brian Yang reached the final last year, cementing his status as the brightest prospect in men’s singles at the Pan American Games. He won the Peru International, Junior Pan American Championships and Santo Domingo Open and the Suriname International Series while making the finals of the Brazil Open, Peru, Pan American Games and Turkey.

After turning 19, time is on Brian Yang’s side, but he is aware of the challenges that await him at the elite level.

“It’s just that when I was playing as a junior in Canada and the Pan American region, it wasn’t that difficult for me, and once I moved up to the seniors, everyone can work with you, everyone is really strong mentally and it depends on who performed better that day anyone can beat anyone, even if I had a day off I would probably win, but. At this point, if you don’t play well, you’ll lose.”

During his break from the tour from March to October, Yang worked on aspects of his game that he felt needed strengthening.

“At the beginning, in March-April and May, everything was closed in Canada, including badminton clubs. It was a bit difficult to manage and I had to try to stay fit with what I had at home. “But since the beginning of June, all the clubs have opened so that I can resume normal training,” he said.

“Over the past few months, I have worked hard on my defense; I need to be more stable and in control. After this tournament (Denmark Open), I will work more clearly on my defense and move more towards attack, thus increasing the variety and strength of my backcourt. “Because I think my strength and power are a little lacking at the senior level,” Brian Yang said.

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