Men's doubles delight for Malaysia in Yonex Hong Kong Open
Malaysia's top two men's doubles pairs ( Image above) - World No 1 Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and World No 29 Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi marched into the quarter-finals in the USD350,000 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open Superseries after winning their second round matches on Thursday.
Top seeds V Shem-Wee Kiong handed China's Liu Cheng-Zhang Nan a 19-21, 21-17, 21-16 defeat to book their place in the quarter-final after a 61 minute battle at the Hong Kong Coliseum. And it was sweet revenge for the Malaysians who were shown the exit by the same opponents in last week's Thaihot China Open Superseries Premier in Fuzhou.
V Shem-Wee Kiong will now face Indonesia's scratch pair of Mohammad Ahsan-Rian Agung Sputrofor a place in the semifinals. Mohammad Ahsan-Rian Agung knocked out eighth seeds Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwardi 21-18, 21-16 in an all-Indonesia second round match.
But it is the splendid form of Malaysia's No 2 pair Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi that has brought delight to the Malaysian camp. After showing fifth seeds and Denmark's experienced pair of Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kloding the way out in the first round the Malaysians came back strongly against Korea's Kim Jae-hwan-Yoo Yeon-seong for a 11-21, 21-10, 21-18 win in 54 minutes in the second round.
Yew Sin-Ee Yi have a tough fight on their hands in the quarter-finals. They are up against No 4 seeds Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen who whipped Indonesians Hendra Aprida Gunawan-Markis Kido 21-6, 21-7 in only 24 minutes.
Meanwhile in the men's singles Malaysian privateer Chong Wei Feng reached his first quarter-finals in the superseries since quitting the national team earlier this year.
The former Thomas Cupper, however, had to go the full distance against India's H.S. Prannoy to book his quarter-finals. Wei Feng won the 58 minute encounter 15-21, 21-11, 21-15.
And another Indian awaits him for a place in the semi-finals - Sameer Verma, who was also involved in a three-set match against Japan's Kazumasa Sakai before prevailing 19-21, 21-15, 21-11 .
Third seed and last week's China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark is also through to the last eight when he edged Hong Kong's Wei Nan 19-21, 21-13, 24-22 in 66 minutes. He next faces another Hong Kong player - Vincent Wong Wing Ki who toiled for 69 minutes before overcoming England's Rajiv Ouseph 25-23, 14-21, 21-11.
India has another shuttler in the men's singles who will be vying for a place in the semi-finals. Ajay Jayaram beat China's Huang Yuxiang 21-18, 21-19 to face Hong Kong's Angus Ng Ka Long in the quarter-finals. Ka Long defeated compatriot Lee Cheuk Yiu 21-12, 21-16.
India is also well represented in the women's singles. China Open winner P.V. Sindhu defeated Taiwan's Hsu Ya Ching 21-10, 21-14 while Saina Nehwal defeated Japan's Sayaka Sato 21-18, 9-21, 21-16.
In the quarter-finals Sindhu will meet China-born Singaporean Liang Xiaoyu who won 21-9, 21-12 against Hong Kong's Yeung Sum Yee while Nehwal takes on Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi who beat Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 6-21, 21-18, 21-7.
SECOND ROUND RESULTS (Selected)
Sameer Verma (Ind) beat Kazumasa Sakai (Jpn) 19-21, 21-15, 21-11
Chong Wei Feng (Mas) beat H. S. Prannoy (Ind) 15-21, 21-11, 21-15
Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Ina) Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) 21-19, 21-16
Ajay Jayaram (Ind) beat Huang Yuxiang (Chn) 21-18, 21-19
Jan O Jorgensen (Den) beat Wei Nan (Hkg) 19-21, 21-13, 24-22
Vincent Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) beat Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) 25-23. 21-11
Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) beat Lee Cheuk Yiu (Hkg) 21-12, 21-16
Hu Yun (Hkg) beat Son Wan-ho (Kor) 21-17, 6-21, 21-16
Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) beat Liu Cheng-Zhang Nan (Chn) 19-21, 21-17, 21-16
Choi Solgyu-Ko Sung-hyun (Kor) beat Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe (Jpn) 21-19, 21-13
Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) beat Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi (Jpn) 21-14, 21-12
Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) beat Lu Kai-Zheng Siwei (Chn) 21-18, 21-23, 21-15
Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi (Mas) beat Kim Jae-hwan-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) 11-21, 21-10, 21-18
Law Cheuk Him-Reginald Lee Chun Hei (Hkg) beat Lim Khim Wah-Ong Jian Guo (Mas) 21-14, 18-21, 21-13
Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) beat Hendra Apridas Gunawan-Markis Kido (Ina) 21-6, 21-17
Mohammad Ahsan-Rian Agung Saputro (Ina) beat Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Ina) 21-18, 21-16
Carolina Marin (Spn) beat Yip Pui Yin (Hkg) 21-18, 21-16
Tai Tzu Ying (Tpe) beat Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky (Ina) 17-21, 21-5, 21-13
Liang Xiaoyu (Sin) beat Yeung Sum Yee (Hkg) 21-9, 21-12
Aya Ohori (Jpn) beat Linda Zetchiri (Bul) 21-17, 11-21, 21-13
Saina Nehwal (Ind) beat Sayaka Sato (Jpn) 21-18, 9-21, 21-16
Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) beat Deborah Rumete Vehrenica (Ina) 21-11, 21-10
P.V. Sindhu (Ind) beat Hsu Ya Ching (Tpe) 21-10, 21-14
Cheung Ngan Yi (Hkg) beat Nitchaon Jindapol (Tha) 6-21, 21-18, 21-7
Misaki Matsutmo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) beat Anggia Shitta Awanda-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut (Ina) 21-19, 21-11
Bao Yixin-Yu Xiahan (Chn) beat Shizuka Matsuo-Mami Naito (Jpn) 11-21, 21-18, 21-19
Kamilla Rhytteer Juhl-Christina Pedersen (Den) beat Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Mas) 10-21, 21-11, 21-9
Huang Dongping-Li Yunhui (Chn) beat Naoko Fukuman-Kurumi Yanao (Jpn) 21-15, 21-16
Chang Ye-na-Lee So-hee (Kor) beat Della Destiara Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) 21-18, 21-16
Cheng Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) beat Luo Ying-Luo Yu (Chn) 21-14, 18-21, 21-16
Tang Chun Man-Tze Ying Suet (Hkg) beat Wang Chi-Lin-Lee Chia Hsin (Tpe) 15-21, 22-20, 21-12
Reginald Lee Chun Hei-Chau Hoi-wah (Hkg) beat Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) 21-17, 21-14
Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) w/o Bodin Isara-Savitree Amitrapai (Tha)
Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) beat Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino (Jpn) 15-21, 21-17, 21-17
Zhang Nan-Huang Dongping (Chn) beat Yoo Yeon-seong-Chang Ye-na (Kor) 21-16, 21-14
Praveen Jordan-Debby Susanto (Ina) beat Yugo Kobayashi-Misaki Matsutomo (Jpn) 21-15, 21-14
Choi Solgyu-Chae Yoo-jung (Kor) beat Lu Kai-Huang Yaqiong (Chn) 22-20, 5-21, 21-19
Liu Cheng-Li Yunhui (Chn) beat Lu Ching Yao-Chiang Kai Hsin (Tpe) 21-13, 21-16