# Soon Huat no match for defending champion Ajay Jayaram
# Kien Keat-Boon Heong one win away from winning third title
Months after coming back to together Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are in line for their third title when they marched into the final in the USD50,000 Dutch Yonex Open Grand Prix Gold in Almere.
The former world No 1 and Asian Games champions, seeded seventh, will face second seeds Manu Attri-B. Sumeeth Reddy of India.
After the disappointment of losing in the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold last week, Kien Keat-Boon Heong look good for the title in Almere.
The independent Malaysian pair had to bring out their experience to subdue the Taiwanese pair of Lee Jhe-huei-Yang Lee before prevailing 21-19, 19-21, 21-16 in 54 minutes.
The Indians were also involved in a three-set battle before winning 22-20, 19-21, 21-14 against England’s Andrew Ellis-Peter Mills in 70 minutes.
Malaysia’s challenge in the men’s singles fizzled out when Goh Soon Huat was beaten in straight sets 14-21, 15-21 by defending champion Ajay Jayaram of India in a 40 minute match.
The Malaysian, ranked No 26, was no match for the Indian ace who finished runners-up to China’s Chen Long in the recent Korean Open.
SELECTED RESULTS (Semi-Finals)
Ajay Jayaram (Ind) Goh Soon Huat (Mas) 21-14, 21-15
Raul Must (Est) beat Emil Holst (Den) 21-18, 17-21, 21-11
Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Mas) beat Lee Jhe-huei-Yang Lee (Tpe) 21-19, 19-21, 21-16
Manu Attri-B. Sumeeth Reddy (Ind) beat Andrew Ellis-Peter Mills (Eng) 22-20, 19-21, 21-14