Chan Peng-Soon/Goh Liu Ying grab semi-final spot in India Open

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Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will face another stern test against No. 1 seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen in the India Open semi-final.

New Delhi: Malaysian No. 4 mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying survived a tougher than expected fight from Kim Gi Jung/Shin Seung Chan of Korea by a 22-20, 19-21, 21-15 score line to advance to the India Open final four at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India on Friday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will face another stern test against No. 1 seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen in the India Open semi-final.

The Rio Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists will meet No. 1 seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen who beat the Japanese No. 6 seeds Kenta Kazuno/Ayane Kurihara 21-12, 21-16 in 29 minutes.

After being defeated in quarter-finals of All England 3 weeks ago, men’s doubles top pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong was destroyed again by the same opponents No. 5 seeds Liu Yuchen/Li Junhui of China, crashing out 15-21, 17-21 in only 33 minutes.

The so-called “Twin Towers” Chinese pair will take on No. 6 seeds Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama in the semifinals, after the Indonesian pair eked out a tough victory against Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang of Taiwan 22-20, 25-23 in 36 minutes.

In men’s singles, No. 3 seeds Viktor Axelsen of Denmark remained on course for the India Open title by overcoming a relentless Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan, seeing off the Taiwanese player 19-21, 21-14, 21-16 in 64 minutes.

Axelsen is set to take on No. 6 seed Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong who was also made to work before beating Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 10-21, 21-15, 21-19.

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