PETALING JAYA: It looks like it is going to be the same old story for Malaysia in the men’s singles department this year after Lee Chong Wei was left alone to carry the country’s challenge after the second round matches in the Korean Open in Seoul yesterday.
The world No. 1 continued to be the only reliable singles player in the national team.
He defeated Germany’s Marc Zwiebler 21-18, 21-8 in 37 minutes to reach the quarter-finals.
Kuan Beng Hong was shown the exit, losing 15-21, 14-21 in 37 minutes to South Korean Park Sung-hwan.
The challenges of all the national back-up singles shuttlers – Liew Daren, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Chun Seang – ended in either the qualifying tournament or the first round.