PETALING JAYA: An explosive start, however an irritating quit. There becomes no fairy-story finish for younger hotshots Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik. Their hopes of winning the All-England for their maiden name diminished away on the Birmingham Arena the day before today. The global No. 18 pair have been beaten 21-11, 14-21, 12-21 using Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in a forty nine-minute guys doubles final and therefore didn’t quit Malaysia’s 12-12 months look ahead to the identity last gained by Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon.
Heong. Aaron-Wooi Yik commenced with weapons blazing via easily taking the first sport. At that second, it regarded they would cross all of the ways to win it with Hendra seemed to be afflicted via his proper calf harm sustained from the semi-finals on Saturday. But the Indonesians showed simply why they were two-time global champions through battling their way lower back in the next two games to regain the title. This marked Aaron-
Wooi Yik’s 0.33 straight defeat to Hendra-Ahsan was previously misplaced within the final of the Malaysian International Challenge last year and the first round of Indonesian Masters in January. For Hendra-Ahsan, their 2d All-England victory because 2014 confirmed that they’re returned into the enterprise after reuniting within the middle of the last 12 months. Nevertheless, Aaron-Wooi Yik deserved a pat on their backs because no one gave them a ghost of risk previous to the tournament. The young pair were not seeded and the handiest
making their debut; however, they defied the percentages by beating several top pairs, consisting of 2017 world champions Liu Zheng-Zhang Nan of China. Aaron-Wooi Yik has now gone into six finals without a single victory. They were additionally runners-up at the Indian International in 2017, Malaysian Intercountry wide, Vietnam International and
SaarLorLux Open in Germany final yr. But if the children can retain their constant development, it will likely be only a count number of times earlier than they win something. Aaron-Wooi Yik can nevertheless be content with the largest paycheque in their profession of US$35,000 (RM143,000). RESULTS ● SEMI-FINALS Men’s singles: Kento Momota (Jpn) bt Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) 21-19, 21-eleven; Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Shi Yuqi (Chn) 22-20,
thirteen-21, 21-9. Men’s doubles: Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (Mas) bt Fajar Alfian-Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Ina) 12-21, 22-20, 21-19. Women’s singles: Tai Tzu-Ying (TPE) bt Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) 21-thirteen, 10-21, 21-8; Chen Yufei (Chn) bt Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) 21-17, 21-eleven. Women’s doubles: Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (China) bt Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota (Jpn) 21-18, 23-21.
Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong (China) bt Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Ina) thirteen-21, 22-20, 21-thirteen. ● FINALS Men’s doubles: Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) bt Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (Mas) 11-21, 21-14, 21-12. Women’s singles: Chen Yafei (Chn) bt Tai Tzu-Ying (TPE) 21-17, 21-17. Women’s doubles: Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (can) bt Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara (Jpn) 18-21, 22-20, 21-eleven.