Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s independent shuttler Chong Wei Feng has checked into the main draw of Indonesia Open.
The 30-year-old Chong got right down to business to beat Fabian Roth of Germany 22-20, 21-15 in the first qualifying, before beating Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia 21-11, 21-16 in the second qualifying. Chong will meet another qualifier Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the main draw on Wednesday.
The Malaysian-Indonesian men’s doubles combo of Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan also made the main draw of Indonesia Open after beating Kenas Adi Haryanto/Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani of Indonesia 23-25, 21-17, 21-18 early Monday morning, before easing past Choi Solgyu/Kim Dukyoung of Korea 21-13, 21-14 in the evening. Tan/Setiawan will meet Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe of Japan in the first round of main draw.
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s World No. 4 Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong have withdrawn from the US$1mil (RM4.3mil) Superseries, after Goh V Shem is still suffering from back pain while Tan Wee Kiong is battling with a knee injury. With Goh/Tan’s withdrawal, all eyes will be on Malaysia’s No. 2 pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi who will take on World No. 15 and Swiss Open runners-up Zhang Nan-Liu Cheng of China in the opening round and probably Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia in the second round if their seeds hold.