Lee Zii Jia Marches Into Denmark Open Quarters with Straight-Units Win

Lee Zii Jia enters the 2022 Denmark Open quarter-finals. (picture: Shi Tang/Getty Photographs)

Odense: Malaysia’s World No. 3 Lee Zii Jia is on his option to the 2022 Denmark Open quarter-finals after a dominant win over World No. 15 Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan on Thursday.

Lee confirmed glorious kind as he solely allowed Tsuneyama to attain 5 factors within the first sport earlier than successful 21-5.

Tsuneyama continued to battle early within the second set, falling behind by a big margin of 1-8 earlier than leveling the sport at 18-18, 19-19. However, Lee proved he was stronger in comparison with Tsuneyama by scoring two consecutive factors to win the second sport 21-19.

Lee will play Indonesia’s No. 8 seed Jonatan Christie subsequent. Christie was toiled for 67 minutes earlier than beating Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu 17-21, 21-9, 21-19.

In different males’s singles quarter-final matches, the World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen will meet his sparring accomplice Loh Kean Yew of Singapore, Chou Tien Chen will play Shi Yuqi whereas Lakshya Sen will tackle Kodai Naraoka.

In the meantime, Malaysia’s World No. 9 males’s doubles pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi prolonged their spectacular run at Denmark Open by beating World No. 17 Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi of China 21-17, 21-16 to play scratch pair from Taiwan Lee Yang/Lu Chen on Friday. The reigning males’s doubles world champions – Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik additionally superior to the quarter-finals by outlasting Lucas Corvee/Ronan Labar of France 21-13, 21-18. Chia/Soh will face World No. 8 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty within the final 8.

In a pulsating blended doubles encounter, Malaysia’s Goh Quickly Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai saved 4 match factors within the second-round match towards compatriots Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing, staging an incredible comeback to beat Tan/Lai 18-21, 24-22, 22-20. Goh/Lai will battle Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino of Japan within the quarter-finals on Friday.

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