China's Chen Long returns a shot to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei during their men's finals badminton match at the BWF World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia August 16, 2015. Photo Credit - REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
China’s Chen Long returns a shot to Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei during their men’s finals badminton match at the BWF World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia August 16, 2015. Photo Credit – REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

# Unseeded Chong Wei beats Marc Zwiebler

# Wei Feng dumped by Wang Zhengming

# Lin Dan suffers another defeat

# V Shem-Wee Kiong to meet Kien Keat-Boon Heong in men’s doubles


Datuk Lee Chong Wei set himself an intriguing quarter-final clash against World No 1 Chen Long of China – the man he beat in last week’s China Open final in Fuzhou City – after winning their second round matches in the USD350,000 Yonex Sunrise Hong Open on Thursday.

The unseeded Malaysian brushed aside Germany’s Marc Zwiebler 21-12, 21-12 in 38 minutes for another mouth watering clash against Chen Long. Chong Wei beat the Chinese ace in straight sets 21-15, 21-11 in the China Open last Sunday.

It was Chong Wei’s only 10th win over Chen Long but the Chinese, the reigning world champion, holds a 12-10 advantage in head to head count.

Chen Long, the top seed, however was involved a three-set game against Thai ace Boonsak Ponsana before securing a come-from-behind 19-21, 21-8, 21-13 in 58 minutes.

However, another Chinese ace, Lin Dan, a five-time world champion, was shown the exit by home favourite Angus Ng Ka Long who scored a stunning straight set 21-8, 21-18 win over the third seed.

Ka Long set himself up a quarter-final tie against Taiwan’s rising star Chou Tien Chen who stopped Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto with a 21-13, 24-22 win.

It was also end of the road for another Malaysian hopeful Chong Wei Feng whose erratic form continued when he fell to 12-21, 14-21 defeat to China’s Wang Zhengming who has never lost to the Wei Feng in their previous meetings.

Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong also made the quarter-finals with a hard fought 22-20, 21-18 win over South Korea’s Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol, last year’s world champions.

In the quarter-finals the Malaysians will face China Open runners-up Chai Biao-Hong Wei who ended independent pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong’s run. The Chinese pair, however, were taken the full distance before prevailing 21-17, 21-23, 21-16 after 62 minutes.





Datuk Lee Chong Wei (Mas) beat Marc Zwiebler (Ger) 21-12, 21-12

Wang Zhengming (Chn) beat Chong Wei Feng (Mas) 21-12, 21-14

Chen Long (Chn) beat Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) 19-21, 21-8, 21-13

Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) beat Lin Dan (Chn) 21-8, 21-18

Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) beat Kenta Nishimoto (Jpn) 21-13, 24-22



Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) beat Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) 22-20, 21-18

Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) beat Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Mas) 21-17, 21-23, 21-16

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