Badminton: Tze Yong blows golden probability to beat Naraoka | Technoscoob
NATIONAL males’s singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong blew a golden alternative to make the quarter-finals of his greatest World Tour competitors thus far.
World No. 25 Tze Yong was simply two factors away from claiming the scalp of Japan’s world No. 7 Kodai Naraoka within the second spherical, having received the primary recreation 21-15 and main 19-15 within the second however simply couldn’t maintain on for the win on the Axiata Enviornment.
The Japanese merely refused to offer in and clawed his method again to grab the sport 21-19.
Naraoka’s persistence within the third recreation ultimately paid off as he received 21-15.
Tze Yong admitted that his opponent’s expertise had made the distinction ultimately of the second recreation.
“Once I was main 19-15, Naraoka modified his recreation somewhat and maybe I misplaced a little bit of focus,” mentioned Tze Yong.
“He’s extra skilled than me and it made the distinction throughout the previous couple of factors.
“I take this as a helpful lesson and can preserve working onerous to shut the hole to Naraoka,” he mentioned.
On areas the place he nonetheless wanted to enhance on, Tze Yong mentioned: “I’ve to maintain competing in top-tier tournaments and acquire expertise.
“That is the one method I can continue to learn and get higher.”
With Tze Yong’s loss, Malaysia’s problem in each the lads’s and girls’s singles occasions got here to an finish.
Earlier, unbiased shuttler Liew Daren had conceded a walkover in his match towards Denmark’s world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen after failing to shrug off a calf damage.
Within the ladies’s singles, world No. 33 Goh Jin Wei, who was the only dwelling consultant, discovered South Korea’s world No. 4 An Se-young too scorching to deal with and went down 10-21, 12-21.