# Malaysians fall to Koreans in quarter-finals

# V Shem-Wee Kiong now head to Birmingham for the All-England


It was so near yet so far – a place in the semi-finals – but Malaysia’s No 1 pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong just could bring out the little extra to say alive in the USD120,000 Yonex German Open in Mulheim on Friday.

The Malaysians who pulled off a stunning come-from-behind 19-21, 21-12, 22-20 win over second seeds Chai Biao-Hong Wei of China in a 50 minute battle were themselves victims of sixth seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea and went down fighting 20-22, 21-23 in 38 minutes.

What is more hurting is that V Shem-Wee Kiong were in the driving seat in both sets but allowed the Koreans to come back into the picture for a place in the last four where they will face Russians Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov.

However the Malaysians, well placed for the Rio Olympics in August, now head to Birmingham for the prestigious All-England.

Meanwhile top seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark moved into the semi-finals with a 21-18, 21-13 win over China’s Tian Houwei. Second seed Lin Dan of China also advanced to the semis with a 21-16, 20-22, 21-17 win over Japan’s Sho Sasaki.

In the semis Jorgensen will take on Tien Chen while Lin Dan will be up against Wan-ho.


Men’s singles

Lin Dan (Chn) beat Sho Sasaki (Jpn) 21-16, 20-22, 21-17

San Wan-ho (Kor) beat Wei Nan (Hkg) 21-11, 21-12

Jan O Jorgensen (Den_ beat Tain Houwei (Chn) 21-18, 21-13

Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) beat Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) 21-16, 14-21, 21-14


Men’s doubles

Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) beat Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) 22-20, 23-21

Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) beat Lee Sheng Mu-Tsai Chia Hsin (Tpe) 21-14, 21-15

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