Lin Dan
Can Lin Dan overcome his Danish opponent on Friday? Reuters

Sixth seed Lin Dan faces third seed Viktor Axelsen in the Men's singles quarter-final of 2017 All England Championships at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Friday.

The six-time champion began his campaign by making light work of Malaysia's Zulfadli Zulkiffli on Wednesday after which he ousted his compatriot Huang Yuxiang by winning the second-round tie in straight games. On the other hand, the Rio Olympic bronze medalist has been in fine form, decimating Anders Antonsen and Zhao Junpeng enroute to his last-eight match.

Axelsen has grown into one of the strongest forces in the Men's singles circuit and has looked impeccable after his bronze medal-winning performance at the Rio Games. Notably, he pipped Lin in the third-place match last year to bring glory to Denmark. The 23-year-old finished the year on a high as well winning his maiden Dubai World Superseries Final.

The world number four also has tasted quite a lot of success against the two-time Olympic champion as the former has won three of their last four meetings. While Axelsen will be hoping to put another one across Lin, the 33-year-old Chinese legend, who is eyeing his seventh title in Birmingham in what might be his last attempt, will want to set the records straight against the Dane.

TV Schedule

Malaysia: AStro Supersport

China: LETV, GDTV

Taiwan: Sportcast

Thailand: True visions

Indonesia: Fox Sports

India: Star Sports

Australia: Fox Sports

Dubai: Dubai SPorts Channel

UK: BBC

Hong Kong: iCable, PCCW

US: One World Sport

Denmark: TV2