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National badminton players and men’s doubles Teo Ee Yi (left) and Ong Yew Sin (right) during the match against Taiwanese players Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, in the second round match of the 2022 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships at Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, on June 30, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Australian Open: Yew Sin – Ee Yi in final, Tze Yong falters in last four

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Malaysia’s professional men’s doubles duo, Ong Yew Sin – Teo Ee Yi stormed into their first final after more than two years when they saw off China’s He Ji Ting – Zhou Hao Dong in the Australian Open 2022, today.

Yew Sin-Ee Yi, seeded sixth, were made to slog against the unseeded pair in their semi-final match that lasted one hour and 12 minutes before winning in 14 – 21, 21 – 17, 21 – 18, in the tournament held in Quay Centre, Sydney.

Another Chinese pair await the world number eight duo in the final after Liu Yu Chen – Ou Xuan Yi, seeded eighth, brushed aside the challenge from Lee Jhe-Huei – Yang Po-Hsuan of Taiwan, 12 – 21, 23 – 21, 24 – 22 in the other semis.

The last time Yew Sin – Ee Yi advanced to the final was in the Thailand Masters 2020 in which they walked out as the champions by beating China’s Huang Kai Xiang – Liu Cheng, 18 – 21, 21 – 17, 21 – 17.

Meanwhile, it was the end of the road for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games men’s singles silver medallist, Ng Tze Yong as he went down against Lu Guang Zu of China, 18 – 21, 15 – 21.

Guang Zu will determine the crown against Shi Yu Qi in an all-Chinese final affair after the latter survived a rubber-set tie against Kodai Naraoka from Japan, 21 – 16, 16 – 21, 21 – 19.

— Bernama

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