Loh Kean Yew off to profitable begin at BWF World Tour Finals

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Singapore’s high shuttler is off to a profitable debut on the HSBC Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals as he took simply over 40 minutes to see off the problem from world quantity three Chou Tien-chen from Chinese language Taipei 21-15, 21-17 in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday.

Loh will subsequent meet Indonesia’s world No. 5 Jonatan Christie on Thursday afternoon earlier than taking up Anthony Sinisuka Ginting who’s ranked seventh on the planet in his closing Group B match the next day.

“It’s the primary day of the event, so everyone seems to be attempting to adapt to the courtroom as properly. However (I’m) undoubtedly pleased to be on the profitable facet,” mentioned Loh in an interview with SPOTV after his win.

“Whoever it’s, I’m making ready myself for my very own sport. One match at a time, so I’ll return and analyse and make my very own preparations,” added the 25-year-old on his subsequent opponent.

Match statistics: Chou Tien-chen vs Loh Kean Yew (Picture: Badminton World Federation)

It is going to be a troublesome match subsequent for Loh as he has not tasted a win towards the Indonesian participant. The duo met earlier this yr within the Philippines for the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championship in a intently fought match with Loh ultimately shedding out 20-22 21-23.

World primary Viktor Axelsen is in Group A alongside India’s HS Prannoy, Kodai Naraoka from Japan and China’s Lu Guangzu. The highest two from every group will advance to the semi-finals. The draw for the knockout stage will happen on Friday night on the conclusion of the ultimate group matches.

BWF World Tour Finals | Males’s Singles Group B (Picture: Badminton World Federation)

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