Soon Huat-Shevon power into third straight semis at Swiss Open

KUALA LUMPUR: The Swiss Open continued to bring the best in mixed pair Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai as they are now just one win from making it to their third successive final in the Super 300 tournament.

The world No. 14 stamped their class against Denmark's Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje in the quarter-finals on Friday, sealing an emphatic 21-15, 21-10 win in just 32 minutes.

It was certainly a refreshing result for Soon Huat-Shevon who have yet to fare better than last-eight this year.

The last time they did so was during the Korea Masters in November last year.

Soon Huat-Shevon will face Dutch pair Robin Tabeling-Selena Piek or Japan's Hiroki Midorikawa-Natsu Saito for a place in the final on Saturday.

Soon Huat-Shevon made it to the final of the last two editions but could not convert any of the opportunities into titles.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's challenge in the men's doubles ended when Choong Hon Jian-Haikal Nazri and Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun were beaten by their respective Indonesian rivals.

Sabar Karyaman Gutama-Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani defeated Hon Jian-Haikal 21-16, 22-20, dashing the latter hopes of securing back-to-back World Tour titles following their Orleans Masters triumph.

Wei Chong-Kai Wun gave former world junior champions Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin a run for their money before going down 21-14, 23-21.

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