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National badminton player Ng Tze Yong in action during his match against Indian player Lakshya Sen, at the finals for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, the United Kingdom, on August 8, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Tze Yong storms into Australian Open semi-finals

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Ng Tze Yong has led Malaysia’s charge into the semi-finals of the Australian Open at Quay Centre in Sydney tomorrow.

In the quarter-finals today, the world number 33 men’s singles shuttler thrashed home player Nathan Tang 21 – 9, 21 – 7 in just 29 minutes.

Tze Yong will meet China’s Lu Guang Zu, who defeated Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay of Indonesia 21 – 12, 21 – 9 to book his semi-final ticket.

Malaysia’s professional men’s pair Ong Yew Sin – Teo Ee Yi also put up a convincing performance to beat South Korea’s Kang Min Hyuk – Seo Seung Jae 23 – 21, 21 – 12 in a 43-minute match in the quarter-finals.

The sixth-seeded Malaysians will play world number 28 He Ji Ting – Zhou Hao Dong of China, who upset their teammates and seventh-seeded Liang Wei Keng – Wang Chang 21 – 19, 16 – 21, 21 – 17.

However, national professional women’s singles player Goh Jin Wei found third seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand too powerful, losing 21 – 11, 21 – 13.

— Bernama

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