THE Germans jumped with joy while the Malaysians walked out of the court with their heads hung low.
It’s all over for hosts Malaysia in the Sudirman Cup after they were beaten 3-2 in their Group C tie at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil last night.
It was Malaysia’s first-ever loss to Germany in a team event. And the Germans achieved it without their two key players – Marc Zwiebler and Juliane Schenk.
Germany join Taiwan in the quarter-finals from Group C tomorrow.
Malaysia and Germany were tied at 2-2 after Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying and Tee Jing Yi lost their matches while Lee Chong Wei and Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem won theirs.
The responsibility of clinching the winning point then fell on the shoulders of 2011 Indonesian Open champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei. Instead, the girls went down fighting 16-21, 21-16, 18-21 in a 63 minute battle to Birgit Michels-Johanna Golsizewski.