Nationwide badminton participant Loh Kean Yew’s India Open marketing campaign ended by the hands of acquainted foe Kunlavut Vitidsarn, who received their quarter-final 21-12, 21-17 on Friday.
That is the fifth consecutive defeat of world No. 7 Loh within the Thai SEA Video games champion. Final week, Kunlavut defeated the Singaporean on the identical stage of the Malaysia Open.
It was an in depth begin to their quarter-final on the KD Jadhav Indoor Corridor in New Delhi however with the rating tied at 6-6, Loh made it 7-6 with a cross-court smash and went into the interval. 11-7 up.
However a robust defensive show noticed the world No. 8 Kunlavut conceded the subsequent 12 factors earlier than taking the primary sport 21-12.
The second sport noticed the pair trade a number of occasions, however with the rating at 17-17, Kunlavut pulled forward to win the match in 39 minutes.
After the match, Loh, 25, stated: “There’s not a lot to say, ups and downs are regular in sports activities. I simply have to relaxation my thoughts a bit, replicate and check out once more.”
Within the semi-finals, Kunlavut will face Anthony Ginting of Indonesia, who defeated Chinese language Li Shifeng, 21-11, 17-21, 21-18 final Friday.