China Open: Chong Wei Feng, Chen Long, Lin Dan in 2nd round

Lin Dan is eyeing for another title at China Open

Fuzhou: The second men’s singles player from Malaysia Chong Wei Feng completed a sensationally shocking first round match by upsetting world No. 7 Son Wan-ho of South Korea 21-14, 22-20 in 48 minutes.

Top seed Chen Long also made a successful start to defend his China Open title with a comfortable win over Tien Minh Nguyen on Wednesday with 21-17, 21-8.Lin Dan is eyeing for another title at China Open


However, Kenichi Tago is out after defeat to Gao Huan of China, while Tian Houwei from China also suffered an early exit.

World number three Jan O Jorgensen had no such problems, though, the Dane dominating from the outset against Boonsak Ponsara to advance 21-13 21-13. Jorgensen will clash with Lin Dan in the second round. Lin cruised past Taiwan’s Hsu Jen-hao 21-15, 23-21 in the first round.

Others that made it to second round were fourth seed Tommy Sugiarto, and last year’s beaten finalist Wang Zhengming.

Sugiarto had to halt a resurgent Brice Leverdez in their opening game before eventually progressing with a 21-16, 21-12 win, while Wang overcame Takuma Ueda 21-18, 21-17.

Elsewhere, seventh seed Hu Yun beat Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-17, 21-18.

In the women’s draw, all five seeds in action on Wednesday booked second-round spots.

Ratchanok Intanon began with a 21-19 21-12 win over Hui Xuerui, while sixth seed Saina Nehwal needed three games to beat Sayaka Takahashi 21-14 19-21 21-17.

Second seed, and 2013 runner-up, Wang Shixian was taken to a deciding game by Busanan Ongbumrungpan, but the Chinese eventually prevailed 21-12 14-21 21-12.

Wang Yihan and Tzu Ying Tai are also through, but Porntip Buranaprasertsuk – a beaten semi-finalist last year – is out, defeated 21-6 21-16 by Bae Yeon-ju. Upset of today in women’s singles came when reigning women’s singles world champion Carolina Marin of Spain lost to 14-21, 17-21 Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying.

In men’s doubles, second seed Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan was sent packing by Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen of China 21-23, 8-21 in 33 minutes, while Malaysian men’s doubles pair of Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong went down 15-21, 21-18, 15-21 to 4th seeds Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan.


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