Jumaat, 19 Jun 2009

Lee Chong Wei Defeats Hafiz Hashim

Lee Chong Wei and Muhammad Hafiz Hashim

JAKARTA, June 18 -- World number one Lee Chong Wei defeated his compatriot Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in the second round of the Indonesia Open Super Series here tonight.

Lee Chong Wei had to go three rounds before winning with scores 21-7, 19-21, 21-7. In the second set, he made mistakes to let Hafiz Hashim win.

In the third set, Lee returned in form.

With this win Lee enters the quarter final to face Korean Park Sung Hwan who beat Simon Santosa of Indonesia.

Beside Lee's match, the other all Malaysian was between Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif/Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari and Chan Chong Min/Chew Choon Ng. In this match Mohd Zakry/Mohd Fairuzizuan Tazari, in fourth place won in two straight sets 21-16 21-13. They will face Lee Yong Dae/Jung Jae Sung of Korea in the eighth round.

Besides these pairs, Malaysia still had a pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong who made it to the quarter final after beating Guo Zhendong/Xu Chen of China.

In fourth place they won in three sets 16-21, 21-14, 22-20.

In the quarter final, they will meet Fu Haifeng/Chai Yun of China.

Another pair that won was that of Chin Eei Hui/ Wong Pei Tty who beat Indian pair, Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwala Gutta. The world number one had to go three sets to win by 21-9 19-21 21-15.

In the quarter final, this pair will save seventh ranked Lee Hyo Jung/Lee Kyung Won who tonight defeated Chinese pair Pan Pan/Tian Qing.

The four Malaysian wins was followed by three losses by two doubles pair and a singles player.

Pair Koo Kien Kiat/Hui Lin Ng were defeated by Lee Yong Dae/Lee Hyo Jung in two sets 16-21, 17-21.

The other pair that lost was Mohd Razif Abdul Latif/Woon Khei Wei at the hands of Thomas Laybourn/Kamila Rytter Juhl 13-21 19-21.

Wong Choong Han was beated by Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro 8-21 12-21.

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