Badminton News: Lee Zii Jia has become the only men’s seed in the Thailand Open tournament with a total prize pool of US$360,000 or around Rs.5.4 billion after knocking out Germany’s Kai Schaefer 21-7 and 21-11 in the second round.
Lee Zii Jia who is currently No. 6 Dunia will face Indonesia’s world number 24 player, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in the quarter-finals on Friday (20/5).
Featured Good No. 1 Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen and the No. 1 seed. 8 India’s Kidambi Srikanth decided to withdraw from the tournament on Thursday.
Malaysian world number 34 Daren Liew also sealed his place in the last eight with a victory over world number 43 Koki Watanabe of Japan 16-21, 22-20 and 21-11.
Liew will play China’s Zhao Jun Peng who surprised in the first round by beating World No. 2 Kento Momota of Japan.
In men’s doubles, sixth seeds Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia beat Lee JheHuei/Yang Po-Hsuan of China Taipei 21-18, 21-16 to set up a final meeting with the Olympic champions of Tokyo Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin. from Chinese Taipei.
Meanwhile, men’s doubles world champions and world number 3 Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi had the chance to avenge their loss to world number 12 Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin in the Group D match of the Thomas Cup between Japan and Malaysia when the two met in the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open.
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