NATIONAL males’s singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong blew a golden alternative to enter the quarter-finals of his largest World Tour competitors up to now.
The World No. 25 Tze Yong is simply two factors away from claiming the scalp of world No. 7 of Japan’s Kodai Naraoka within the second spherical, profitable the primary sport 21-15 and main 19-15 within the second however couldn’t cease. for the victory on the Axiata Enviornment.
The Japanese simply refused to surrender and crawled again to take the sport 21-19.
Naraoka’s perseverance within the third sport lastly paid off as he received 21-15.
Tze Yong admitted that the expertise of his opponent made the distinction ultimately of the second match.
“After I was main 19-15, Naraoka modified his sport and possibly I misplaced focus,” mentioned Tze Yong.
“He’s extra skilled than me and it made the distinction in the previous couple of factors.
“I took this as a priceless lesson and can proceed to work exhausting to shut the hole with Naraoka,” he mentioned.
On the areas he nonetheless wants to enhance, Tze Yong mentioned: “I must proceed to compete in top-tier tournaments and acquire expertise.
“It is the one approach I can continue learning and getting higher.”
With Tze Yong’s defeat, Malaysia’s problem within the males’s and girls’s singles occasions ended.
Earlier, impartial shuttler Liew Daren had a walkover in his match towards world No. 1 Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen after failing to play with a calf harm.
In ladies’s singles, the world No. 33 Goh Jin Wei, who’s the one residence consultant, discovered the world No. 4 South Korea’s An Se-young was too scorching to regulate and fell 10-21, 12-21.