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Will Malaysian badminton men’s doubles make a splash at the 2022 Swiss Open?

The 2022 Swiss Open kicks off from March 22 where current world no. 1 Viktor Axelsen, fresh off his victory in the 2022 All England Open, will partake. 

Anticipation last week was running high in Birmingham as Malaysia’s top men’s singles badminton star Lee Zii Jia stormed into semi-finals by empathically downing former world no. 1 Kento Momota in three sets – 21-7, 13-21, 21-11. He, however, couldn’t vault over the next hurdle, falling just short in the semi-final against Lakshya Sen, thus relinquishing his hold on the tournament he won in 2021. Having appeared in two consecutive semi-finals in the month of March, Zii Jia will be taking a breather from the Basel meet. 

Malaysia’s hope will be pinned on men’s doubles. Top pairings including Olympic medallists Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik will be making a tilt for the title. Men’s singles representative Ng Tze Yong who caught the eyes in last year’s Thomas Cup during an encounter with Jonatan Christie could have a rematch if both were to win their respective matches in round of 32.

Who will Malaysian badminton players be facing at the 2022 Swiss Open? 

In round of 32 of Swiss Open 2022, Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin face winners of the qualifying rounds. Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi vie with Toma Junior Popov-Christo Popov for a spot in the last 16, while Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik seeded second in men’s doubles confront winners of the qualifying rounds. 

In women’s doubles, Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow are through to round of 16 after top seeds Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan withdrew. They will next play the victors between Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien and compatriots Go Pei Kee-Yap Ling. Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing are pitted against Maiken Fruergaard-Sara Thygesen. 

In mixed doubles, Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See brave the challenge of Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto-Lisa Ayu Kusumawati, while Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing face MR Arjun-Treesa Jolly. Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai play Dhruv Kapila-Gayathri Gopichand, while Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei take on Ishaan Bhatnagar-Tanisha Crasto. 

In women’s and men’s singles, S Kisona and Ng Tze Yong face opponents emerged from the qualifying rounds.

March 22 (qualifying rounds and round of 32)

Mixed doubles: Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See conceded their qualifying round 2 match against Rehan Kusharjanto-Lisa Kusmawati after Yee See tested positive for COVID-19; Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated MR Arjun-Treesa Jolly 21-15, 21-17; Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai defeated Dhruv Kapilla-Gayatri Puella 21-18, 21-15; Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei defeated Ishaan Bhatnagara-Tanisha Crasto 18-21, 22-20, 21-14. 

March 23 (round of 32)

Men’s singles: Ng Tze Yong defeated Fabian Roth 21-16, 21-15.

Women’s doubles: Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing defeated Maiken Fruergaard-Sara Thygesen 19-21, 21-11, 21-11; Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien defeated Go Pei Kee-Yap Ling 21-17, 21-9.

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Emil Lauritzen-Mads Vestergaard 21-9, 21-13; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Mohamed Belarbi-Adel Hamek 21-11, 21-13; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Christo Popov-Toma Junior Popov 21-19, 17-21, 21-17.

Women’s singles: S Kisona defeated Nadia Fankhauser 21-13, 21-11.

March 24 (round of 16)

Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai defeated Adam Hall-Julie Macpherson 22-20, 21-8; Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Mathias Thyrri-Amelie Magelund 21-17, 21-17; Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue defeated Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei 21-19, 21-19.

Men’s singles: Jonatan Chirstie defeated Ng Tze Yong 18-21, 21-13, 21-12.

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Jeppe Bay-Lasse Molhede 23-21, 21-18; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Bokka Navaneeth-Reddy B Sumeeth 21-15, 21-14; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Alexande Dunn-Adam Hall 21-16, 21-12.

Women’s singles: S Kisona defeated Saina Nehwal 17-21, 21-13, 21-13.

Women’s doubles: Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing defeated Debora Jille-Cheryl Sienen 21-15, 21-14; Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien defeated Low Yeen Yuen-Valeree Siow 21-14, 21-12. 

March 25 (quarter-finals)

Men’s doubles: Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 21-12, 9-21, 22-20; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel 21-11, 21-13; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Leo Carnando-Daniel Marthin 21-18, 19-21, 21-12.

Women’s singles: Supanida Katethong defeated S Kisona 21-11, 21-12.

Women’s doubles: Linda Efler-Isabel Lohau defeated Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing 21-18, 21-18; Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien defeated Ashwini Ponnappa-Reddy N Sikki 22-20, 23-21.

Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai defeated William Villeger-Anne Tran 21-17, 21-12; Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje 11-21, 22-20, 21-15.

March 26 (semi-finals)

Women’s doubles: Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva defeated Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-10, 21-16.

Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai defeated Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 21-17, 24-22. 

Men’s doubles: Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik 22-20, 13-21, 21-8; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Pramudya Kusumawardana-Yeremia Rambitan 21-18, 21-18.

March 27 (finals)

Men’s doubles: Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardiantp defeated Goh Size Fei-Nur Izziddin 21-18, 21-19.

Mixed doubles: Mark Lamsfuss-Isabel Lohau defeated Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 12-21, 21-18, 21-17.

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Hero and feature images: Alexander NEMENOV / AFP

Justin Ng
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