SINGAPORE – National number one men’s doubles pair, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open badminton tournament held here.
In a hard-fought match over 33 minutes, the pair ended the journey of scratch pair, Malaysian Tan Boon Heong who teamed up with Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia, 21-19, 21-18 at the second round of the challenge today.
V Shem and Wee Kiong are expected to face either Indonesian pair Hardianto Hardianto-Berry Angriawan or Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han from Taiwan tomorrow.
There will be three more games later in the day involving Zulfadli Zulkiffli, the 2011 world junior champion, who marched to the men’s singles second round to meet Vincent Wong of Hong Kong.
Malaysia’s second ranked mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing will then face a Hong Kong pair Tam Chun Hei-Ng Tsz Yau.
The last game involving Malaysian team today will be Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, another men’s doubles pair who will meet the current world number one from China, Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen.
The Singapore Open is being held for six days from April 11 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, offering total prize money of US$350,000 (US$1=RM4.431). – BERNAMA