World champ Loh Kean Yew shocked by Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong in quarter-finals, Latest Team Singapore News
BIRMINGHAM – Rediscovering his drive is high of Loh Kean Yew’s to-do record, after the world champion suffered a shock exit from the lads’s singles quarter-finals on the Commonwealth Games on Saturday (Aug 6).
His 15-21, 21-14, 21-11 loss, to Malaysia’s world No. 42 Ng Tze Yong on the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, was the most recent in a string of disappointing outcomes for Loh since he gained the world championships final December.
Expectations of Loh have grown since his feat, with the 25-year-old beforehand saying that he was struggling together with his type and consistency.
In May, he was crushed to the SEA Games gold medal by Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn and final month, his bid to change into the primary native to win the lads’s singles title on the Singapore Badminton Open since 1962 ended within the semi-finals.
He mentioned: “I must go and discover out the issue along with my coach, analyse and replicate once more.
“Most of it is about myself, needing to find the hunger and overcoming the mental aspects. It’s not easy – I’m also human but I’ll keep trying.”
The Singaporean world No. 9 gained the primary recreation comfortably however was unable to maintain up with Ng within the second.
Although Loh had initially led 4-3, Ng gained 11 of the subsequent 12 factors to steer 14-5, finally clinching the second recreation and forcing a decider.
Ng continued to dominate the quarter-final, racing to an 8-0 benefit within the third recreation and led 16-3 earlier than closing it out for his first victory towards a top-10 participant.
Noting that it has been a tiring season, Loh mentioned: “I’ve been competing since May, with only a little bit of a break.
“I still tried my best, he (Ng) played a good game. But, for myself, I need to find out how to overcome it.”
Loh’s compatriots had higher performances on the courts on Saturday.
Jason Teh will play towards both India’s Lakshya Sen or Mauritius’ Georges Paul within the males’s singles semi-finals immediately, after beating Jamaica’s Samuel Ricketts 22-20, 21-10.
Mixed doubles pair Terry Hee and Jessica Tan defeated New Zealand’s Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak 21-11, 21-11 within the quarter-finals and can face Malaysian high seeds Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing, who’re ranked eleventh on the earth, within the subsequent spherical.
Tan admitted to being tense with a spot within the semi-finals at stake, however she isn’t too fearful concerning the process forward. While they’ve crushed the Malaysians of their earlier two encounters, the final time the pairs performed was in 2016.
Tan mentioned: “We’ll have to up our level, up our standard, match them and hopefully come out on top.”
Yeo Jia Min additionally booked her spot within the ladies’s singles semi-finals after beating Australia’s Wendy Chen 21-15, 21-15 within the quarter-finals.
Despite the snug win, Yeo felt that her gradual begin had precipitated her to make some errors.
But she is aware of there might be no room for error immediately when she comes up towards India’s world No. 7 and 2018 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu within the semi-finals.