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Will Malaysian mixed doubles win the 2022 Korea Open Badminton Championships?

Preceding the Korean Masters, the 2022 Korea Open Badminton Championships takes place from April 5 to 10 in Suncheon, South Korea.

Following a hectic March, numerous top-ranked players have opted not to partake in the 2022 Korea Open and to recuperate instead with an eye on the demanding season ahead. They include Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia, who failed to retain his All England title last month, falling in a thrilling semi-final to India’s Lakshya Sen, who will be making an appearance at the 2022 Korea Open; and world champion Loh Kean Yew, leaving the path to the final an easier ride for Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie and India’s Srikanth Kidambi. 

Malaysian men’s doubles pairing Goh Size Fei-Nur Izziddin, who were recently crowned the champions at the 2022 German Open but came short in the final of the 2022 Swiss Open, also decided to give this tournament a miss. 

Nevertheless, Malaysia is still well represented. 

Who are Malaysian badminton players up against at the 2022 Korea Open? 

In round of 32 of men’s singles, Ng Tze Yong faces Kalle Koljonen, while Cheam June Wei plays Prannoy H. S. Soong Joo Ven has been drawn against the formidable Jonatan Christie who is seeded third. Liew Daren must defeat no. 6 seed Srikanth Kidambi in order to progress to round of 16.  

In women’s singles, Goh Jin Wei vies with Asuka Takahashi for a spot in round of 16.  

Over at round of 32 of men’s doubles, veterans Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong challenge Kim Hwi-tae-Yoon Dae-il, Malaysian pairs Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub-Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen are on course for a friendly fire. No. 6 seeds Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi take on Bokka Navaneeth-B. Sumeeth Reddy. 

Women’s doubles see reduced competition due a string of withdrawals. Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien are through to round of 16, with Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard standing before them for a spot in the quarter-finals. 

In mixed doubles, Ong Yew Sin-Goh Liu Ying begin their quest in round of 16 where top seeds Seo Seung-jae-Chae Yoo-jung await. Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai fresh off a defeat in the 2022 Swiss Open final are seeded third. They will face the victors from round of 32. No. 2 seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing begin their tilt at the title in round of 16, where they face Na Sung-seung-Kim Min-ji.

Malaysian badminton men's singles Ng Tze Yong
Ng Tze Yong has a great opportunity to make it far at the 2022 Korea Open (Image credit: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

April 5 (round of 32)

Men’s doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong defeated Kim Hwi Tae-Yoon Dae Il 21-18, 21-13; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Bokka Navaneeth-Reddy B Sumeeth 21-14, 21-12.

Women’s singles: Goh Jin Wei defeated Asuka Takahashi 21-19, 16-21, 21-17.

Men’s singles: Cheam June Wei defeated Prannoy H.S 21-17, 21-7; Ng Tze Yong defeated Kalle Koljonen 21-13, 21-15.

April 6 (round of 32)

Men’s singles: Kidambi Srikanth defeated Liew Daren 22-20, 21-11; Jonatan Christie defeated Soong Joo Ven 21-13, 21-18.

Men’s doubles: Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen defeated Azryin Ayub-Lim Khim Wah 21-17, 21-19.

April 7 (round of 16)

Mixed doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Na Sung Seung-Kim Min Ji 21-11, 21-9; Ong Yew Sin-Goh Liu Ying defeated Seo Seungjae-Chae Yujung – walkover; Hiroki Midorikawa-Natsu Saito defeated Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 21-15, 23-21.

Women’s singles: Goh Jin Wei defeated Lee Se Yeon 21-17, 17-21, 21-12.

Men’s singles: Weng Hong Yang defeated Cheam June Wei 21-14, 17-21, 21-17; Ng Tze Yong defeated Kim Donghun 21-14, 21-19.

Women’s doubles: Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard defeated Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-10, 21-19.

Men’s doubles: Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Leo Carnando-Daniel Marthin 22-20, 21-11; Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong 19-21, 21-13, 21-13; Kang Minhyuk-Seo Seungjae defeated Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen 21-6, 22-20.

April 8 (quarter-finals)

Mixed doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Ou Xuan Yi-Huang Ya Qiong 21-18, 21-17; Kim Wonho-Jeong Na Eun defeated Ong Yew Sin-Goh Liu Ying 21-14, 21-23, 21-16.

Men’s singles: Weng Hong Yang defeated Ng Tze Yong 21-11, 21-12.

Women’s singles: Kim Gaeun defeated Goh Jin Wei 21-15, 21-18.

Men’s doubles: Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 21-19, 22-20. 

April 9 (semi-finals)

Mixed doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Mentari 21-13, 22-20.

April 10 (finals)

Mixed doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Ko Sung Hyun-Eom Hye Won 21-15, 21-18.

Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing end their five-year title drought.

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Hero and feature images: Eurasia Sport Images / Getty Images

Justin Ng
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