KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Bernama) - The men's doubles pair of Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong are the only Malaysians to make the semi-final of the Australian Open Super Series Badminton Championship held at States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia.
In the quarter-final, Hoon and Tan were given a tough fight by Cai Yun and Kai Lu of China before winning 23-21, 21-16 in 47 minutes, said the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) website www.bwfbadminton.org.
Hoon and Tan will face another difficult task against fourth seed Yoo Yeon Seong and Lee Yong Dae from South Korea in the semi-final.
The Koreans who are the world's second pair advanced after beating the other Malaysian pair, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong, 21-15, 24-22 in the other quarter-final.
Malaysia's mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing lost to Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam of Thailand, 11-21, 15-21 in a quarter-final match.....