Badminton: Home heartbreak as Aaron-Wooi Yik, Pearly-Thinaah lose

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PETALING JAYA: It shall be one other quiet affair at residence when none made it to the Malaysian Masters closing.

It was the tip of the street for each nationwide No. 1s as Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik and Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah went down within the males’s and ladies’s doubles semi-finals on the Axiata Arena on Saturday.

Fifth seeds Aaron-Wooi Yik got here quick in opposition to Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto of Indonesia once more after they went down 14-21, 21-19, 10-21 in 50 minutes. They additionally had misplaced to the identical pair on the similar stage within the Swiss and Thailand Opens this yr.

Pearly-Thinaah made a late comeback nevertheless it was not ok as they misplaced 10-21, 19-21 to prime seeds Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan of China.

With their defeats, Malaysia failed to finish their title drought at residence this yr. There had been additionally no representatives in final week’s Malaysian Open closing following the exits of Aaron-Wooi Yik and Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani within the semi-finals.



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