Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Goh Giap Chin in Thailand GPG 2nd Round

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Zulfadli Zulkiffli will fly to India to join the Malaysian team at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) after Thailand GPG.

Bangkok: Former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli had little trouble in his opening match at Thailand Masters GPG on Monday as he overcame Andrew Susanto in straight sets 21-17, 21-16 to get his campaign off to a good start. Zulfadli will take on Andre Marteen of Indonesia on Tuesday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli will fly to India to join the Malaysian team at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) after Thailand GPG.

However, it was a complete different story for 22-year-old Malaysian Goh Giap Chin as he had to hustle his way from two qualifying matches before beating compatriot Chong Yee Han 14-21, 21-13, 21-15 in 53 minutes. Giap Chin will face sixth seed Angus Ng Ka Long in the men’s singles second round.

Zulfadli Zulkiffli’s younger brother Zulhelmi also survived a major scare in the opening round of Thailand GPG, beating Alistair Casey of Scotland 21-17, 21-19 to cruise into the men’s singles second round.

Malaysia’s men’s doubles pairs Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, women’s doubles pairs Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei, Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho and mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play their first math on Tuesday.

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