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Follow Malaysian badminton players in action at the 2021 Indonesia Open

From 23 to 28 November 2021, the 2021 Indonesia Open will see the world’s best players converge. 

The penultimate World Tour event, the 2021 Indonesia Open takes place in Bali. The sacred island was also chosen to host the 2021 Indonesia Master and the 2021 BWF World Tour Finals back-to-back.   

Malaysia’s top male shuttler didn’t have the best of luck with niggling injuries. Lee Zii Jia was compelled into abandoning his participation at the 2021 Indonesia Master where he conceded in the opening match. Zii Jia aggravated his injury during the final of the 2021 Hylo Open where he had to contend with a runner-up medal. Though there were concerns whether he would recover in time, Badminton Association of Malaysia coaching director Wong Choong Hann allayed such fears. “Zii Jia will play (as there has been) no more pain for him in the past few days,” Choong Hann was quoted in a Bernama report. 

Fresh from their semi-final defeats, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik and Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi will hope to go one step further this week. 

VANTAA, FINLAND – OCTOBER 01: Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia celebrates the victory in the Men’s Single match against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia during day six of the Sudirman Cup on October 01, 2021 in Vantaa, Finland. (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)

How will Malaysian badminton players perform at the 2021 Indonesia Open? 

In the round of 32 of men’s singles, Lee Zii Jia takes on Rasmus Gemke in a rematch from the 2021 Indonesia Master. Zii Jia retired when the first set of their match was finely poised at 11-9. Liew Daren faces Jonatan Christie.  

In men’s doubles, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik vie with Mark Lamsfuß-Marvin Seidel for a spot in the round of 16, where they are guaranteed to play Malaysian representatives. The unfortunate draw between Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi and Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong pits the two Malaysian pairs against each other. 

Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen face off with Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin, while Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin are drawn against Christo Popov-Toma Junior Popov. 

In women’s doubles, Pearly Tan-M Thinaah are set to play Clara Azurmendi-Beatriz Corrales, while Lee Meng Yean-Yap Cheng Wen’s progress hinges on defeating Alexandra Bøje-Mette Poulsen. Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien duel with Melani Mamahit-Tryola Nadia. 

In mixed doubles, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying are hopeful of attaining some consistency. They face Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti-Hediana Julimarbela. Malaysian pairs Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing and Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai are caught in friendly fire, thereby assuring Malaysia of a place in the round of 16. 

Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei hope to see off Yuki Kaneko-Misaki Matsutomo, while Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See spar with Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino. 

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November 23 (round of 32)

Men’s doubles: Lee Yang-Wang Chi Lin defeated Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen 21-14, 21-16; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Christo Popov-Toma Popov 22-20, 21-10; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel 25-23, 21-12; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong 21-11, 21-11.

Mixed doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 22-20, 21-17; Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei defeated Yuki Kaneko-Misaki Matsumoto 19-21, 21-18, 21-15; Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying defeated Zachariah Sumanti-Hediana Julimarbela 21-12, 21-17.

Women’s doubles: Pearly Tan-M Thinaah defeated Clara Azurmendi-Beatriz Corrales 22-20, 21-19.

Men’s singles: Rasmus Gemke defeated Lee Zii Jia 13-21, 25-23, 21-16.

November 24 (round of 32)

Women’s doubles: Lee Meng Yean-Yap Cheng Wen defeated Alexandra Bøje-Mette Poulsen 21-12, 19-21, 26-24; Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien defeated Melani Mamahit-Tryola Nadia 15-21, 21-8, 21-10.

Men’s singles: Jonatan Christie defeated Liew Daren 21-14, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino defeated Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See 21-18, 21-12.

November 25 (round of 16)

Women’s doubles: Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva defeated Lee Meng Yean-Yap Cheng Wen 21-14, 21-15; Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai defeated Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 24-26, 21-12, 21-11; Febriana Kusuma-Amalia Pratiwi defeated Pearly Tan-M Thinaah 14-21, 22-20, 21-17.

Mixed doubles: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying defeated Jones Jansen-Linda Efler 21-9, 21-13; Tan Kian Meng- Lai Pei Jing defeated Adnan Maulana-Mychelle Bandaso 21-8, 21-16; Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai defeated Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei 21-15, 21-14.

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Wang Chi Lin-Lee Yang 21-15, 23-21; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik 21-14, 21-17.

November 26 (quarter-finals)

Mixed doubles: Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai defeated Tan Kian Meng- Lai Pei Jing 21-10, 21-11; Ko Sung Hyun-Eom Hye Won defeated Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying 15-21, 21-16, 21-18.

Men’s doubles: Marcus Gideon-Kevin Sukamuljo defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 14-21, 21-14, 21-16; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty defeated Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin 21-19, 21-19.

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