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Chong Wei enjoying a good run in Tahoe China Open in Fuzhou

Nov 17th, 2017
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How far will former world number one Lee Chong Wei go in the on-going USD700,000 Tahoe China Open Superseries Premier in Fuzhou after his impressive wins in the first two rounds which booked him a place in the quarter-finals?


It is a question every badminton enthusiasts and followers are asking after the Malaysian ace, seeded only seventh, once again showed his brilliance in the game with a 21-6, 21-9 win over Brice Leverdez of France in the second round which he did in 31 minutes.


In the first round the 35-year-old Chong Wei demolished Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei 21-5, 21-7 in even quicker time - in only 25 minutes.


The easy win over Leverdez was sweet revenge for the Malaysian.

The Frenchman had sensationally knocked out Chong Wei in the first round in the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in August.

That defeat in Glasgow is still fresh in the minds of Chong Wei and badminton buffs.


However, Chong Wei, winner of the China Open in 2015, laid that to rest in Fuzhou with a clear message that he still has the "killer badminton" in him.


He will face Hong Kong's Angus Ng Ka Long in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Ka Long ended giant killer Christie Jonatan's run in Fuzhou.

The Indonesian youngster who ousted third seed Lin Dan in the first round fell to a 15-21, 18-21 defeat to Ka Long in a 41-minute encounter.


Second seed Son Wan-ho of South Korea scored a 21-10, 21-17 win over another Chinese youngster Ren Pengbo.

In the quarters the Korean is up against Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk Yiu.

Promoted from the qualifying rounds Cheuk Yin handed India's experienced H.S. Prannoy a 21-9, 21-17 defeat in 42 minutes.

Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, the top seed, remains the hot favourite in the women's singles and made the last eight with a 21-18, 21-15 win over Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt.


Also on a hot streak is India's P.V. Sindhu.

The Olympic silver medallist, who also finished second in the World Championships, needed a good 70 minutes to subdue China's Han Yue 21-15, 21-13.

SELECTED SECOND ROUND RESULTS


MEN'S SINGLES
Viktor Axelsen (DEN) beat Qiao Bin (CHN) 21-12, 21-14
Lee Chong Wei (MAS) beat Brice Leverdez (FRA)  21-6, 21-9
Angus Ng Ka Long (HKG) beat Jonatan Christie (INA) 21-15, 21-18
Chen Long (CHN) beat Anders Antonsen (DEN)  21-17, 21-13

Shi Yuqi (CHN) beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) 21-14, 19-21, 21-18
Lee Cheuk Yiu (HKG) beat H. S. Prannoy (IND) 21-19, 21-17
Son Wan-ho (KOR) beat Ren Pengbo (CHN) 21-10, 21-17
Chou Tien Chen (TPE) beat Lin Yu-hsin (TPE) 21-16, 21-19

WOMEN'S SINGLES
Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) beat Saina Nehwal (IND) 21-18, 21-11
He Bingjiao (CHN) beat Michelle Li (CAN) 21-18, 18-21, 21-16
Carolina Marin (SPN) beat Kim Hyo-min (KOR) 18-21, 21-17, 21-4
Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) beat Line Kjaersfeldt (DEN) 21-18, 21-15
P.V. Sindhu (IND) beat Han Yue (CHN) 21-15, 21-13
Ji Shuting (CHN) beat Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 16-21, 21-19, 21-19

MEN'S DOUBLES
Liu Cheng-Zhang Nan (CHN) beat Ong Yew Sin-Tan Wee Kiong (MAS) 21-16, 21-14
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) beat Lee Jhe-huei-Lee Yang (TPE) 29-27, 21-18
Mohammad Ahsan-Rian Agung Saputro (INA) beat Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasumussen (DEN) 23-21, 19-21, 21-11
Liu Cheng-Zhang Nan (CHN) beat Ong Yew Sin-Tan Wee Kiong (MAS) 21-16, 21-14
Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (CHN) beat Chai Biao-Wang Zekang (CHN) 21-16, 21-17

WOMEN'S DOUBLES
Chang Ye-na-Jung Kyung-eun (KOR) beat Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean (MAS) 16-21, 21-17, 21-18
Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) beat Huang Yaqiong-Yu Xiahan (CHN) 21-9, 21-6
Shiho Tanaka-Koharu Yonemoto (JPN) beat Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (MAS) 16-21, 22-20, 21-12
Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (CHN) beat Baek Ha-na-Chae Yoo-jung (KOR) 21-13, 21-17
Kim Hye-rin-Lee So-hee (KOR) beat Chen Lu-Tang Jinhua (CHN) 21-14, 21-14

 


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