Yew Sin-Ee Yi

# World No 1 V Shem-Wee Kiong slip again 

# Yew Sin-Ee Yi go out with heads held high

# Wei Feng fails to make the semis in men’s singles


By Rizal Abdullah

Malaysia had a miserable day in the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open Superseries on Friday with none of them getting into the semi-finals – including world No 1 men’s doubles pair of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong.

The top seeds were shown the exit by a scratch Indonesian pair Mohammad Ahsan-Rian Agung Saputro – playing together in only their second tournament since coming together. The Indonesians won 21-11, 17-21, 21-17 in 48 minutes.

It was also the end for Malaysia’s No 2 men’s doubles paur Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi. However, there is no disgrace in their defeat to number four seeds Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen. The Danes rode on their vast international experience with a hard fought 21-14, 18-21, 21-13 in a 55-minute encounter.

Also out of the USD350,000 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open at the Coliseum Hong Kong is former Thomas Cupper Chong Wei Feng. The 29-year-old Kedahan failed to make the last four he fell to a 17-21, 21-23 defeat to India’s Sameer Verma in 47 minutes.

Yew Sin-Ee Yi have shown vast improvement in their game and they have plenty of fire in them as seen in their matches against fifth seeds Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding (21-19, 22-24, 21-18) in the first round followed by the second round win over Korea’s Kim Jae-hwan-Yoo Yeon-seong (11-21, 21-10, 21-18)

Meanwhile, third seed and last week’s China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark reached the last four with a 21-19, 21-17 win over Hong Kong’s Vincent Wong Wng Ki and will face Verma for a place in the final.

The other semi-final is an-all Hong Kong affair between Angus Ng Ka Long who beat India’s Ajay Jayaram 21-15, 21-14 and compatriot Hu Yun who overcame Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro (22-20, 21-12).

In the women’s singles top seed and world No 1 Carolina Marin of Spain, Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying (4th seed), India’s P.V. Sindhu – winner of last week’s Thaihot China Open, and home favourite Cheung Ngan Yi will battle in the semi-finals.



Men’s singles

Jan O Jorgsensen (Den) beat Vincent Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) 21-19, 21-17

Sameer Verma (Ind) beat Chong Wei Feng (Mas) 21-17, 23-21

Hu Yun (Hkg) beat Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Ina) 22-20, 21-12

Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) beat Ajay Jayaram (Ind) 21-15, 21-14


Men’s doubles

Mohammad Ahsan-Rian Agung Saputro (Ina) beat Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas)21-11. 17-21, 21-17

Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) beat Choi Solgyu-Ko Sung-hyun (Kor) 21-18, 21-10

Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) beat Law Cheuk Him-Reginald Lee Chun Hei (Hkg) 21-17, 21-13

Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi (Mas) 21-14, 18-21, 21-13


Women’s singles

Carolina Marin (Spn) beat Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) 21-7, 21-18

Tai Tzu Ying (Tpe) beat Aya Ohori (Jpn) 21-19. 21-14

P.V. Sindhu (Ind) beat Liang Xiaoyu (Sin) 21-17, 21-23, 21-18

Cheung Ngan Yi (Hkg) beat Saina Nehwal (Ind) 21-8, 18-21, 21-19


Women’s doubles

Bao Yixin-Yu Xiaohan (Chn0 beat Misaki Matsutmo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 21-17, 14-21, 21-15

Kamilla Rhytter Juhl-Christina Pedersen (Den) beat Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Tha) 19-21, 21-16, 21-18

Huang Dongping-Li Yunhui (Chn) beat Jung Kyung-eun-Shin Seung-chan (Kor) 8-21, 21-16, 21-17

Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifah (Chn) beat Chang Ye-na-Lee So-hee (Kor) 21-19, 21-13


Mixed doubles

Tang Chun Man-Tze Ying Suet (Hkg) beat Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) 21-19, 22-20

Praveen Jordan-Debby Susanto (Ina) beat Reginald Lee Chun Hei-Chau Hoi-wah (Hkg) 17-21, 22-20. 21-14

Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) beat Liu Cheng-Li Yinhui (Chn) 21-13, 21-14

Choi Solgyu-Chae Yoo-jung (Kor) beat Zhang Nan-Huang Dongping (Chn) 21-19, 14-21, 21-19

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