Happy Malaysia Day in Hong Kong

KUALA LUMPUR: Men's singles Ng Tze Yong and mixed pair Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai capped a brilliant day for Malaysia as they made it four representatives in tomorrow's semi-finals at the Hong Kong Open.

Earlier, women's pair Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah and women's singles Goh Jin Wei had booked their last four places.

World No. 20 Tze Yong was in his element as he brushed aside Denmark's Magnus Johannesen 21-18, 21-12 to reach the second Super 500 semi-final of his career.

Standing between him and a maiden final on the World Tour is Indonesia's Jonatan Christie, the world No. 6 and last week's China Open semi-finalist.

Jonatan will be determined to make amends against Tze Yong following his earlier defeat in the last 16 of the Australia Open last month.

The last time Tze Yong made it to the semi-finals in a Super 500 event was at the India Open in last year's January.

In the mixed doubles contest, Soon Huat-Shevon thumped Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Haningtyas Mentari of Indonesia 21-10, 21-18.

Soon Huat-Shevon will aim to reach their second final of the season after coming in runners-up at the Swiss Open in March.

But to do that, they must defy the odds to upstage Hong Kong pair Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Sue, who train under former Malaysian international Choong Tan Fook.

Soon Huat-Shevon have a fairly poor record against Chun Man-Ying Suet, winning only once in seven meetings.

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