Latest Badminton News and Articles

Two Malaysian Doubles Pair Enter Semi-finals In World Championship

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 14 August 2009
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 529

HYDERABAD, Aug 14  -- Two Malaysian doubles pairs, Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong smashed their way into the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton Championships semi-finals Friday.

In their quarter-final match, Mohd Zakry and Mohd Fairuzizuan defeated South Korea's Gun Woo Cho-Yeon Seong Yoo 17-21 21-12, 21-14 at the Gachibowli Stadium, here.

"We did not expect them to open the game early in the first set and we had to continuously maintain our defence. But we managed to come back in the second and third. We had worked hard for this tournament," Mohd Fairuzizuan told reporters.

Despite losing the first set, the Malaysian pair managed to dominate the subsequent two sets with powerful smashes and widened their lead on several occasions, which made it hard for the Koreans to level.

"We were under pressure in the first match but we tried to relax and let the game flow in the subsequent matches.

"We always failed in the quarter-finals before but this time we did not want to waste this chance and tried our best. We are mentally ready for tomorrow," added Mohd Zakry.

Later, the pair of Kien Keat and Boon Heong upset their American opponents Howard Bach-Tony Gunawan.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong overpowered the Americans 22-20, 13-21, 21-7 in another exciting quarter-final.

But a tough contest awaits Mohd Fairuzizuan-Mohd Zakry as the Malaysian pair will be meeting Chinese pair Yun Chai-Haifeng Fu, seeded fifth in Hyderabad.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Hong Kong Open 2014

2014 Hong Kong Open Badminton videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Son Wan-ho overtakes no. 1 Chen Long with Hong Kong triumph

Hong Kong: After Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia handed him the f

Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei win most outstanding athletes for 2013-14

Putrajaya: National women’s badminton doubles pair Vivian

Lee Chong Wei returns to training with friends

Kuala Lumpur: Posted on a blog (http://ssdhaliwal.blogspot.c

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next