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All updates on Malaysian badminton players at the 2022 German Open

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The amuse-bouche to the main course of All England Open, the 2022 German Open is seen by top contenders as a way to get into the groove. 

The world’s best badminton players have converged in Mülheim for a tilt at the 2022 German Open, happening March 8–13. Malaysia no. 1 men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia will no doubt be at the centre of attention, especially for the Malaysian audience. The tournament marks his first competitive Open outing since he was cleared to represent Malaysia in BWF-sanctioned events as a professional player. He did, however, lead the men’s national team to victory at the Badminton Asia Team Championships last month.  

The imbroglio stemmed from his resignation from the national badminton governing body back in January, before subsequently snowballed into a political storm which led to the Badminton Association of Malaysia barring him from competitions for two years. After much brouhaha, it was later revealed that the impasse had been resolved, allowing Zii Jia to return to competition. 

According to The Star, one half of the men’s doubles Olympics bronze medallists Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik has tested positive for Covid-19, thus ruling them out of the tournament. The untimely contraction is also putting their participation in the 2022 All England Open in jeopardy. 

Also on the agenda is the return of celebrated mixed doubles representative Goh Liu Ying since the partnership with Chan Peng Soon dissolved. Her new competitive partner is experienced men’s double player Ong Yew Sin, who will be working a double shift.  

All updates on Malaysian badminton players at the 2022 German Open: 

Men’s singles 

In round of 32, Lee Zii Jia takes on Mark Caljouw, Rising star Ng Tze Yong who was drawn against the formidable Jonatan Christie will not partake in the tournament to continue his recovery from a minor injury. He is set to feature in the upcoming Swiss Open. 

Men’s doubles 

Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik were originally scheduled to play compatriots Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen. Both will not partake. Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin clash with fellow countrymen Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun. 

Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong face top seeds Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi, while Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi take the court before Arjun M.R.-Dhruv Kapila. 

Women’s doubles 

Pearly Tan-M Thinaah are set to play Julie MacPherson-Ciara Torrance, while Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien’s opponents for round of 32 are Kati-Kreet Marran-Helina Rüütel. 

Mixed doubles 

Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing play William Villeger-Anne Tran, while Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai take on Callum Hemming-Jessica Pugh. Goh Liu Ying-Ong Yew Sin mark their competitive entry against Adam Hall-Julie MacPherson. 

Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See jostle with Supak Jomkoh-Supissara Paewsampran, while Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei are hopeful of upsetting seeded Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith. 

March 8 (round of 32)

Mixed doubles: Callum Hemming-Jessica Pugh defeated Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 14-21, 21-13, 21-12; Adam Hall-Julie Macpherson defeated Ong Yew Sin-Goh Liu Ying 21-16, 21-13; Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated William Villeger-Anne Tran 15-21, 21-14, 21-12.

Women’s doubles: Vivian Hoo- Lim Chiew Sien defeated Kati Kreet Maran-Helina Ruutel 21-14, 22-20.

March 9 (round of 32)

Men’s singles: Lee Zii Jia defeated Mark Caljouw 19-21, 21-13, 21-8.

Women’s doubles: Julie Macpherson-Ciara Torrence defeated Pearly Tan-M Thinaah 21-17, 21-14.

Men’s doubles: Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated M.R Arjun-Dhruv Kapila 21-13, 20-22, 21-19; Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi defeated Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong 21-13, 21-13; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun 21-13, 21-17.

Mixed doubles: Supak Jomkoh-Supissara Paewesampran defeated Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See 21-18, 21-16; Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith defeated Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei 21-12, 13-21, 23-21.

March 10 (round of 16)

Women’s doubles: Vivian Hoo- Lim Chiew Sien defeated Julie Macpherson-Ciara Torrence 21-14, 19-21, 21-16.

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Joel Eipe-Daniel Lundgaard 21-13, 21-14; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Ben Lane-Sean Vendy 21-15 14-21 21-17.

Mixed doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Gregory Mairs-Jenny Moore 21-16, 10-21, 21-18.

Men’s singles: Lee Zii Jia defeated Christo Popov 21-13, 18-21, 21-12.

March 11 (quarter-finals)

Men’s singles: Lee Zii Jia defeated Zhao Jun Peng 21-12, 21-18.

Women’s doubles: Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan defeated Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-15, 22-20.

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 21-15, 20-22, 21-19.

Mixed doubles: Dechapol Puavanukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai defeated Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 21-11, 21-18.

March 12 (semi-finals)

Men’s singles: Kunlavut Vitidsarn defeated Lee Zii Jia 21-13, 21-12.

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated He Ji Ting-Zhou Hao Dong 21-12, 21-18.

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