HK rising star Lee upsets Ginting again but Angus Ng beaten in Bangkok

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 22 Jan 2021

Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk-yiu advanced into the quarter-finals in fine style when he stunned Indonesian fifth seed Anthony Ginting 21-19, 13-21, 21-12 in badminton's Thailand Open.

Lee's triumph made up for the exit of Angus Ng Ka-long, who fell 21-13, 21-11 to Taiwanese Wang Tzu-wei.

Ginting, 24, was Indonesia's last remaining hope after Jonatan Christie's exit on Wednesday, but despite a fightback in the second game, the 20th-ranked Lee was able to close out the match.

"He played better than me," admitted Ginting. "When I tried to come back, Lee knew - he's smart and he was in control."

It was Ginting's second loss to the 24-year-old Lee, who upset the Indonesian in the final of the 2019 Hong Kong Open.

"Maybe I was a bit more comfortable against him," said Lee, who will play Denmark's Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus for a place in the semi-finals.

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