• Zulfadli and Iskandar power into India Open quarters (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Lucknow is fast turning into a happy hunting ground for Malaysian singles shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

    There’s no luck involved though, just pure skill and determination, as the duo turned the formbook upside down to power into the quarter-finals of the India Open Grand Prix Gold tournament in Lucknow on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India‚Äôs top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    World No. 62 Zulfadli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    Iskandar, currently ranked 67th in the world, was also on cloud nine yesterday after knocking out India’s world 33rd ranked Anand Pawar 22-20, 21-11.

  • The Goh-ing is good for Soon Huat in India (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: A fit and healthy Goh Soon Huat rose to the occasion to pull off an upset and move into the third round of the India Open GP Gold in Lucknow.

    The 24-year-old Soon Huat, playing in only his second tournament since collapsing with illness during the Indonesian Open GP Gold last September, was on song as he overcame fifth seed Brice Leverdez of France 21-17, 21-18 on Wednesday.Malaysia's Goh Soon Huat pulled off an upset and move into the third round of the India Open GP Gold after beating Brice Leverdez of France 21-17, 21-18 on Wednesday.

    It was a massive boost for Soon Huat, who is currently ranked 106th in the world, as he showed that he is slowly getting back to his feet with an impressive win over world No. 35 Leverdez.

    The Malacca shuttler, who achieved a career best by making the final of the Malaysian Open GP Gold last year, will face local ace Aditya Prakash for a place in the quarter-finals.

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