CHOOI Kah Ming-Ow Yao Han will be hoping to make an impression on the Singapore Open after the former world junior champions were promoted to the men's doubles main draw yesterday.
Kah Ming-Yao Han, the World No 108, who were originally slated to play in the qualifiers, replace South Korea's top seeds Jung Jae Sung-Lee Yong Dae, who have withdrawn.
The Malaysians face an uphill task against Germany's World No 20 Ingo Kindervater-Johannes Schoettler in today's first round.
However, Kah Ming-Yao Han, a national back-up pair, could surprise the Germans if they repeat their performance from the Malaysian Open GP Gold in May where they reached the final before bowing out to Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.
Independent pair Kok Zheng Yi-Kong Keat Zhen, the World No 155, defeated India's Sanjeeth S-Yadav Jagadish 21-19, 21-14 to qualify for the main draw where they will play Singapore's Chrisnanta Danny Bawa-Chayut Triyachart today.
In women's singles, Sannatasah Saniru and Lydia Cheah face Singapore's Liang Xiaoyu and Japan's Eriko Hirose respectively, in the first round.
Arif Latif lost 21-16, 22-20 to Indonesia's Andre Kurniawan Tedjono in the second round while Misbun bowed out in the first match of their respective qualifying matches.