CHONG Wei Feng toppled former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia to join Liew Daren in the second round of the Singapore Open super series yesterday.
Wei Feng notched a 21-17, 21-19 win over Taufik, who also fell in the preliminary round of the Indonesia Open last week, to set up a second round meeting with Hu Yun of Hong Kong today.
Daren beat Alamsyah Yunus of Indonesia 21-9, 24-22 in his opening match and will take on second seed Lee Hyun Il of South Korea, who beat P. Kashyap of India 21-18, 21-12, in the second round.
Hafiz Hashim crashed out in the first round when he lost 10-21, 21-14, 21-18 to Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand.
In the men's doubles, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong registered an easy 21-9, 21-13 win over India's Tarun Kona-Arun Vishnu, and will next play Olympic champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.
Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah were also through after beating Andreij Ashmarin-Sergey Shumilkin of Russia 21-18, 21-11 while Ow Yao Han-Chooi Kah Ming defeated Germany's Ingo Kindervater-Johannes Schoettler 21-14, 10-21, 21-13 in their opening match.
Zakry Latif-Fairuzizuan Tazari bowed out after crashing 21-8, 21-13 to Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu of Taiwan while world junior champions Nelson Heg-Teo Ee Yi lost 21-16, 21-15 to Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawan of Japan.
Olympic-bound women's singles Tee Jing Yi was also sent packing in the first round, bowing to Thailand's Busanan Ongbumrungpan 15-21, 21-10, 21-19.