Latest Badminton News and Articles

Indonesia Open: Zakry-Fairuz live dangerously (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 20 June 2008
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 990

By : K.M. Boopathy

ZAKRY Latif and Fairuzizuan Tazari lived dangerously before snatching a quarter-final berth while Beijing Olympics-bound Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui also slugged their way through in the Indonesia Open in Jakarta yesterday.

Zakry-Fairuz, who won the Singapore Open on Sunday, overcame a poor first game to notch a 14-21, 23-21, 21-15, win over South Korea's Cho Gun Woo-Yoo Yeon Seong in 52 minutes to stay in the hunt.
Image
Lee Tsuen Seng took 37 minutes to beat Kendrick lee 21-12, 22-20.


However, Zakry-Fairuz were staring at an early exit after losing the first game 14-21 and trailed 18-17 in the second before clawing their way against the Koreans whom they beat in straight games in the semi-finals of the Singapore Open.

The victory pits Zakry-Fairuz, ranked World No 13, against unseeded Indonesians Muhammad Ahsan-Bona Septano in the last eight today.

Pei Tty-Eei Hui made life difficult for themselves before securing a 21-11, 18-21, 21-16 win over Russsia's Valeri Sorokina-Nina Vislova in 56 minutes in the second round. They will meet Indonesians Vita Marissa-Lilyana Natsir today.
Hoon Thien How-Ong Soon Hock, a new combination playing only in their second tournament, were the second national pair to reach the men's doubles quarter-finals after beating fourth seeds Shuichi Sakamoto-Shintaro Ikeda of Japan 25-23, 21-23, 21-19 in 71 minutes.

They will play seventh seeds Mathias Boe-Carsten Morgensen of Denmark, who defeated another Malaysian pair Khoo Chung Chiat-Tan Bin Shen 21-9, 24-21, 21-19, in the last eight.

World Champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia were also forced to work hard by Chan Chong Ming-Chew Choon Eng, who are currently the sparring partners to national men's doubles squad, before securing a 21-12, 17-21, 21-16 win.

In the men's singles, Lee Tsuen Seng advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Singapore's Kendrick Lee 21-15, 22-20 in 37 minutes.

The KLRC Bhd shuttler will now meet Indonesia's Simon Santoso, the Singapore Open runner-up, next.

Sairul Amar Ayub, also attached to KLRC Bhd, lost to Przemyslaw Wacha of Poland 20-22 21-17 21-17.
  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, on comeback trail, win ´White Nights 2015´

Gatchina: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Bo

Lee Chong Wei is back! (video)

By: BadmintonPlanet.com When He Loses, You Stay With Him!Wh

Hendrawan: Lee Chong Wei is a great role model for young Malaysian players

Kuala Lumpur: "Never discount the heart of a champion," Hend

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Recommended badminton news for you