Carolina Marín arrives launched into the semifinals of the Madrid Spain Masters


The Spanish Carolina Marín swept (21-16, 21-9) the Japanese Natsuki Nidaira this Friday to reach the semifinals of the Madrid Spain Masters, a Super 300 category tournament in the World Series of the International Federation that takes place in Gallur.

Marín, who did not play on Thursday due to the withdrawal of his rival Malvika Bansod, entered the pavilion of the capital, handed over to Huelva, and in 40 minutes he sealed his pass to the penultimate round, where he will face this Saturday the Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.

The three-time world champion and six-time European champion had a first set of contact after losing rhythm and Nidaira came to command at times. With a 3-5 and, later, with a 13-14, the Asian forced Marín to warm up so as not to suffer.

The Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro took off from 16-16 to score the set and in the second quarter it was a gale that left the Japanese at nine points. After her withdrawal two weeks ago at the All England due to the flu, Marín once again smells of title with the plus of doing it at home.

“Whenever there is an audience, at home, you feel that support. I don’t play much in Spain and you need to feel the love. Not playing yesterday was just another game, you get more used to the conditions behind the wheel, which continues to go fast,” he said after his second victory in Madrid, in statements provided by Badminton Spain.

“Difficult player. It’s going to be a difficult game, I’m really looking forward to it,” she added about her next opponent, without wanting to think that, on the other side of the table, the Indian Pusarla Sindhu is also advancing, with the option of the Spanish capital have the reissue of the Rio 2016 final that crowned Marín.