Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew misplaced within the Malaysia Open badminton quarter-final | Jobs Punch

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore’s former world champion Loh Kean Yew surprised world quantity 9 Kunlavut Vitidsarn on the Malaysia Open badminton championship on Friday (January 13), with the Thai attributing his victory to taking part in with out strain.

Taking part in in opposition to the extra skilled and higher-ranked world quantity six Singaporean, Vitidsarn, 21, confirmed composure to win 21-11, 20-22 and 21-14 within the 80-minute quarter-final match.

“Kean Yew performed very properly as we speak, very robust and good in assault, however I performed the identical,” mentioned Vitidsarn, a three-time former world junior champion.

“I haven’t got strain when assembly high gamers, so I can management my recreation. That is why I can beat him.”

The win helped Vitidsarn lengthen his win report in opposition to Loh to 3-1, along with his solely loss coming of their first assembly on the 2015 Thailand Worldwide Problem.

Vitidsarn additionally defeated Loh within the quarter-finals of the World Championships final 12 months, taking away the Singaporean’s probability to defend a title he received in opposition to the percentages in 2021.

In Saturday’s semi-finals, Vitidsarn will play the winner of the match between Japan’s Kodai Naraoka and India’s HS Prannoy.

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