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National badminton player and singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia in action during the match against Irish player Nhat Nguyen, in the first round of the 2022 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships at Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, on June 29, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Zii Jia shown the exit in India Open by Shi Feng of China

NEW DELHI, Jan 20 — World number two men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia faced another setback against Li Shi Feng of China, losing 21-11, 14-21, 21-18 after a 64 minute battle.

Zii Jia who has been going through a rough patch since moving up to the world number two spot, got off to a poor start in the first game, trailing 11-1 at the halfway stage and going down tamely 21-11.

However, he pulled up his socks against the Chinese youngster in the second game, winning 21-14 but could not maintain his momentum in the third to go down 18-21 in the deciding game.

Shi Feng, the 2018 Youth Olympics champion, will be facing Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the quarter-finals on Friday.

In another result on Thursday, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen defeated China’s Shi Yu Qi 21-16, 16-21, 21-9.

— Bernama

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