# Chong Wei clears first hurdle with easy win over Sameer Verma
# Iskandar undone by Germany’s Marc Zwiebler
# Men’s and women’s doubles delight
By Rizal Abdullah
Malaysia’s top shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei breezed into the second round in the men’s singles in the USD900,000 BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The world No 2 took only 35 minutes in his 21-11, 21-13 win over Indian youngster Sameer Vaerma to earn a second round clash against Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long – 21-19, 21-15 winner over another Malaysian Goh Soon Huat.
However, national number two Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, who was promoted to the main draw from the qualifying rounds, failed to get past the first round when he was beaten 10-21, 19-21 by Germany’s No 10 Marc Zwiebler in 50 minutes.
Professional Zulfadli Zulkfili was also a first round casualty although he forced “Super Dan” Lin Dan of China into three sets. The five time world champion had to come from behind in his 16-21, 21-18, 21-16 win in 60 minutes.
Top seed and world No 1 Chen Long of China has pulled out from the Indonesia Open and paved the way for Sony Dwi Kuncoro’s free ride into the second round.
Also through to the second round are Indonesian youngsters Christie Jonatan and Ihsan Maulana Mustofa.
Malaysia also have two pairs in the second round in the men’s doubles – joining Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei in the women’s doubles.
Vivian and Khe Wei defeated Indonesians Della Destiara Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari in straight sets 21-19, 21-14 in a 31 minute match.
Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong were given a walkover by Korean fourth seeds Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang. It will be an all-Malaysian affair in the second round when Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong won their first round match against Indonesians Berry Angriawan-Rian Agung Saputro in three sets 21-17, 10-21, 21-15.
It was a bad day for Denmark in the men’s singles with only Jan O Jorgensen -the 2014 champion – remaining following his hard fought 22-20, 25-23 win over Indonesian youngster Anthony Ginting.
Denmark’s Thomas Cup heroes Viktor Axelsen and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus fell by the wayside in the first round. China;s Wang Zhengming stopped Vittinghus 18-21, 25-23, 24-22 in a 71 minute battle while Chinese qualifier Huang Yuxiang got the better of Axelsen after the Dane retired with the score at 16-21, 21-16 8-4 in favour of Yuxiang.
Indonesia’s world No 2 and second seeds Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan were stretched all the way by Hong Kong’s Or Chin Chung-Tang Chun Man before prevailing 23-21, 25-23 in a nail-biting 40 minute encounter in the men’s doubles.
Another Indonesian pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo also found it tough against England’s Marcus Ellis-Chris Langridge but did enough in their 22-20, 21-15 win.
Top seeds Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Kora started their campaign with a 21-14, 21-9 win over Indonesia’s Angga Pratama-Rickey Karanda Suwardi.
But it was the return of Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark as a pair after the latter underwent surgery for brain aneurysm three months ago. The eighth seeded Danes won their opening round match against China’s Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen 21-16, 22-20.
FIRST ROUND RESULTS (Selected)
Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Ina) w/o Chen Long (Chn)
Vincent Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) beat Sho Sasaki (Jpn) 14-21, 21-16, 21-8
Jan O Jorgensen (Den) beat Anthony Ginting 22-20, 25-23
Wang Zhengming Chn) Hans-Kristian Vitiinghus (Den) 18-21, 25-23, 24-22
Huang Yuxiang (Chn) beat Viktor Axelsen (Den) 16-21, 21-16, 8-4 (rtd)
Wei Nan (Hkg) beat Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-16, 21-14
Lin Dan (Chn) beat Zulfadli Zulkifli (Mas) 16-21, 21-18, 21-16
Marc Zwiebler (Ger) beat Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin (Mas) 21-10, 21-19
Hu Yun (Hkg) beat Tanongsak Saengsomboonsuk (Tha) 21-19, 21-17
Jonatan Christie (Ina) beat Hsu Jen Hao (Tpe) 21-12, 21-19
Lee Chong Wei (Mas) beat Sameer Verma (Ind) 21-11, 21-13
Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) beat Goh Soon Huat (Mas) 21-9, 21-15
Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) Son Wan-ho (Kor) 21-14, 19-21, 21-19
Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) Angga Pratama-Rickey Karanda Suwardi (Ina) 21-14, 21-9
Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) beat Or Chin Chung-Tang Chun Man (Hkg) 23-21, 25-23
Manu Attri-B. Sumeeth Reddy (Ind) beat Peter Gabreil Magnaye-Alvin Morada (Phi) 21-13, 21-16
Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) beat Hardianto Hardianto-Kenas Adi Haryanto (Ina) 21-14, 21-19
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kebin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Ina) beat Marcus Ellis-Chris Langridge (Eng) 22-20, 21-15
Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Mas) beat Berry Angriawan-Rian Agung Saputro (Ina) 21-17, 10-21, 21-15
Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) beat Matjis Dierickx-Freek Golinski (Bel) 21-11, 21-6
Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) w/o Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor)
Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) beat Kasper Antonsen-Niclas Nohr (Den) 21-17, 21-16
Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) beat Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (Chn) 21-16, 22-20
Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah-Rizki Amelia Pradipta (Ina) beat Shizuka Matsuo-Mami Naito (Jpn) 15-21, 21-19, 21-19
Apriani Rahayu-Jauza Fadhila Sugiarto (Ina) beat Anastasia Tyurina-Daria Tyurina (Rus) 21-9, 21-14
Tang Yuanting-Yu Yang (Chn) beat Keshya Nuvita Hanadia-Devi Tika Permatasari (Ina) 21-10, 21-7
Huang Yaqiong-Tang Jinhua (Chn) beat Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) 23-21, 14-21, 21-10
Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Mas) beat Della Destiara Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) 21-19, 21-14
Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa (Ind) beat Fenriana Dwipuji Kusuma-Ribka Sugiarto (Ina) 21-7, 20-22, 21-10
Anggia Shitta Awanda-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut (Ina) beat Naoko Fukuman-Kurumi Yonao (Jpn) 21-12, 21-10