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Denmark Open: Kien Keat- Boon Heong bite the dust (pic)

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Category: Badminton News Published: 22 October 2011
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NEW men's doubles combination Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong did what their established compatriots Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong failed to do by reaching the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open in Odense yesterday.

Thien How-Wee Kiong, playing in their first international tournament as a pair, defeated Indonesia's World No 9 Alvent Yulianto-Hendra Gunawan 21-18, 21-17 in the second round. Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong lost to Cho Gun Woo-Kwon Yi Goo 15-21, 21-15, 21-12 in the first round of the Denmark Open on Wednesday.  Read more: Badminton / Denmark Open: Kien Keat- Boon Heong bite the dust http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/41murudanes-2/Article/#ixzz1bTa8qRsr

It was their second win over a top 10 pair after having beaten World No 8 Chai Biao-Guo Zhendong 16-21, 21-19, 21-11 in the first round on Wednesday.


Their reward is a quarter-final clash against four-time world champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China, who beat Taiwan's Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu 21-19, 21-16, today.

However, Kien Keat-Boon Heong were struck by poor form on the international scene again as they were knocked out in the first round by South Korea No 3 Cho Gun Woo-Kwon Yi Goo with a 15-21, 21-15, 21-12 scoreline on Wednesday.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong's request to train under Pang Cheh Chang was granted by the BA of Malaysia (BAM) last month and a better performance was expected from the pair.


Although they were not expected to win the title, a first-round defeat was very disappointing as Tan Kim Her, who took over from Rexy Mainaky as the men's doubles chief coach, had set a semi-final target for them.

They have another chance to redeem themselves in the French Open next week.

Meanwhile, Lee Chong Wei cruised to the quarter-finals after beating Anand Pawar of India 21-14, 21-13 in 29 minutes.


The World No 1 will play China rival Chen Jin, who defeated Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 21-14, 21-16, in the last eight today.

Mixed doubles Chan Peng Soo-Goh Liu Ying were not good enough for World No 1 Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei fell to a 21-15, 21-16 defeat in the second round yesterday

In the women's doubles, Chong Sook Ching-Liu Ying bowed out after a 21-18, 21-14 defeat to Netherlands' Paulien van Dooremalen-Lotte Jonathans in a late match yesterday.

Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui bowed out in the first round after a 22-20, 21-18 defeat to World No 3 Muzuki Fujii-Reika Kakiiwa of Japan on Wednesday.

Selected 2nd Rd Results -- Men's Singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Anand Pawar (Ind) 21-14, 21-13; Chen Long (Chn) bt Simon Santoso (Ina) 18-21, 21-16, 21-8; Chen Jin (Chn) bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-14, 21-16.

Men's Doubles: Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng (Chn) bt Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu (Tai) 21-19, 21-16; Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) bt Alvent Yulianto-Hendra Gunawan (Ina) 21-18, 21-17.

Women's Doubles: Paulien van Dooremalen-Lotte Jonathans (Ned) bt Chong Sook Chin-Goh Liu Ying (Mas) 21-18, 21-14.

Mixed Doubles: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Chan Peng Soon-Goh L (Mas) 21-15, 21-16.

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