Chong Wei Feng, Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan advance to Indonesia Open main draw

Chong Wei Feng makes strong run to enter Indonesia Open main draw.
Chong Wei Feng makes strong run to enter Indonesia Open main draw.

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s independent shuttler Chong Wei Feng has checked into the main draw of Indonesia Open.

The 30-year-old Chong got right down to business to beat Fabian Roth of Germany 22-20, 21-15 in the first qualifying, before beating Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia 21-11, 21-16 in the second qualifying. Chong will meet another qualifier Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the main draw on Wednesday.

The Malaysian-Indonesian men’s doubles combo of Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan also made the main draw of Indonesia Open after beating Kenas Adi Haryanto/Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani of Indonesia 23-25, 21-17, 21-18 early Monday morning, before easing past Choi Solgyu/Kim Dukyoung of Korea 21-13, 21-14 in the evening. Tan/Setiawan will meet Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe of Japan in the first round of main draw.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s World No. 4 Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong have withdrawn from the US$1mil (RM4.3mil) Superseries, after Goh V Shem is still suffering from back pain while Tan Wee Kiong is battling with a knee injury. With Goh/Tan’s withdrawal, all eyes will be on Malaysia’s No. 2 pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi who will take on World No. 15 and Swiss Open runners-up Zhang Nan-Liu Cheng of China in the opening round and probably Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia in the second round if their seeds hold.


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