Ko Sung Hyun, Lee Yong Dae advance into quarter-final round of 2012 Korea Open – Badminton News
Men’s Doubles partners Ko Sung Hyun and Lee Yong Dae showed superb coordination and outshined Shin Baek Choel-Yoo Yeon Seong to make way into the quarter-finals of Korea Grand Prix Gold on December 6, 2012.
However, it was not an easy win as both Korean campaigners had to put all in their possession to beat the compatriot duo with a favourable result of 14-21, 21-8 and 21-12.
World Number 31 pair showed great fighting spirit as the loss of opening game subjected them to a tough battle of survival but they managed to save the honour in ending two games.
Sung Hyun and Yong Dae were bit sluggish in the beginning and this passive approach cost them a vital match point.
On the other hand, the opposing team relished full benefits of their blunders and established a decent lead.
The twosome of Baek Choel and Yeon Seong dominated the overall pace of rallies and placed a respectable total of 11 before the interval.