• Tame end for Hoon and Tan (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: It was tame finish in the end for Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong as they crashed out in the quarter-finals of the All-England.

    Fifth seeds Thien How-Wee Kiong let themselves down as they failed to stem the challenge of Indonesians Gideon Markis Fernaldi-Markis Kido, losing 18-21, 12-21 on Friday.It's the end of the road for Hoon Thien How (left) and Tan Wee Kiong in the All-England, losing to their Indonesian opponents in straight sets in the quarter-finals on Friday.

    The Malaysian world No.7 pair started the match on equal footing with the French Open champions and were neck-and-neck in the first game.

    Gideon-Markis however pulled away at 16-16 as they provided a stronger finish to take the first game.

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