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Liew Darren 'Forced' To Step Into Chong Wei's Shoes

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Category: Badminton News Published: 22 May 2012
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WUHAN, May 22  -- It does not matter whether shuttler Liew Daren who has been playing second fiddle to Datuk Lee Chong Wei would be ready to step into the latter's shoes, because he has no option.

Chong Wei's injury has forced Liew Darren to move up the ladder for the Thomas Cup challenge and shoulder the prospect of playing the first singles, probably against defending champion China in tomorrow's quarterfinals.

Admitting that he had been thrust into the unexpected situation, Liew Darren who surprised Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark, 21-15, 21-13 to give Malaysia the first point, would probably be facing world number Lin Dan of China.

"The situation has become critical since Chong Wei is injured and cannot play. However, I will do my best to continue winning," said the 25-year-old.

Liew Darren, ranked 33rd in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) list must pull off another surprise to ensure Malaysia's survival in the tournament.

"I started as the underdog today against the Danish player but managed to contribute a point despite the odds. I hope to continue my good performance tomorrow," he said.

Despite Liew Darren's gallant effort, Malaysia lost 2-3 to Denmark and face an uphill task of facing defending champion China.

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