Jonathan Matias advances to the semi of the Mexican International

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The Brazilian Jonathan Matias qualified for the semifinal of the Mexican International of badminton, competition held in Guadalajara, Mexico. The athlete won two games this Thursday (24) to guarantee a spot in the semifinals and at least a bronze medal.

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Jonathan Matias’ first match was in the round of 16 in the singles group. The Brazilian faced the American Howard Shu and got a comeback victory, after 49 minutes. Jonathan won the match 2-1, with partials of 17/21, 22/20 and 21/12.

In the next phase, the Brazilian had the Swiss Julien Scheiwiller ahead of him. Jonathan won the match after 52 minutes, by 2 to 1. Partials of 21/14, 21/23 and 21/9.

In the semifinal, Jonathan Matias faces Uriel Canjura Artiga, from El Salvador. In the other, the Spaniard Alvaro Leal, who came from qualifying, plays against the number 1 seed, the Guatemalan Kevin Cordón.



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