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Yew Sin/Ee Yi Stun Danes To Get Into Second Round

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KUCHING – National men’s junior doubles pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi notched up a surprise win over sixth seeds Mads Conrad Petersen/ Mads Kieler Kolding of Denmark to advance to the second round of the Malaysian Open badminton tournament here.

The first round action at the Stadium Perpaduan in Petra Jaya here today, saw Yew Sin/Ee Yi fight for a gruelling 62 minutes before defeating the world number seven pair, 21-19, 16-21, 21-10.

China duo, Fu Haifeng/Zheng Siwei, who beat Russians Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov 22-20, 17-21, 21-14 in the first round, await Yew Sin/Ee Yi in the second round tomorrow.

Speaking to the media after the match, Yew Sin said they felt no pressure during the match, and believed the Danes appeared more tensed.

He added they would give their best as all the doubles pairs this time around were among the world’s best. – BERNAMA

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