Hong Kong Open: LCW defeats Sugiarto to book second round spot

National shuttler Lee Chong Wei continued his impressive form as he advanced to the second round of the Hong Kong Open by beating Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto yesterday.

Having clinched the China Open last weekend, Chong Wei looked completely in control against Sugiarto, winning 21-16, 21-15 in straight sets to keep his momentum going.

He will next face German shuttler Marc Zwiebler and should he survive this tie, Chong Wei could face Chen Long in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Chen Long claimed a comfortable 21-17, 21-12 win over Ajay Jayaram to book his spot in the second round, where he will face Thai player Boonsak Ponsana.

Meanwhile, Chong Wei Feng is also through to the second round after a nail-biting win over home favourite Hu Yun. Despite winning the first set 21-17, Wei Feng suffered a major dip in the second one, losing it 12-21, which forced him to play a rubber set. Fortunately though, he clinched a comfortable 21-15 win to progress into the next round.

He is scheduled to face China’s Wang Zheming, the player who shocked World No. 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark, yesterday.

At the same time, men’s doubles pairs V Shem-Wee Kiong as well as Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will also be competing in the second round today after winning their respective first round ties yesterday.


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