Loh Kean Yew loses to China’s Li Shi Feng in quarters, eliminated from Singapore Open

Loh Kean Yew loses to China’s Li Shi Feng in quarters, eliminated from Singapore Open

SINGAPORE: Loh Kean Yew was eliminated from the Singapore Open on Friday ( May 31 ) after he fell to world No 6 Li Shi Feng in the men’s singles quarterfinals.

At the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the Eastern Games hero took the succeed 21- 19, 21- 16 in 56 minutes against earth No 12 Loh.

Buoyed by household help, the quarterfinal Singaporean raced to a 11- 5 result at the period. Loh maintained his composure throughout the first few demonstrations despite being dragged into them by his Chinese player.

However, after the split, sixth seed Li started to rise again as he tripled the lead before closing the game at 19 to 18 from the lead.

Loh entered the suit with a 4-1 head-to-head record against Li. But, it was Li who won their most recent contest at the Indonesia Open in June.

The Singaporean had already led 10 to 6 in the next activity, but Li reacted quickly to a number of quick lifts and errors to lead 11 to 10 at the period. &nbsp,

With the six straight points he collected to acquire an 18-to-14 guide and place in the semi-finals on Saturday, momentum changed Li’s path.

Loh’s defeat also means that he is unable to match his best-ever game result. &nbsp, In 2022, he progressed to the semi- championships after a earn over Li, before falling to future hero Anthony Ginting.

After Terry Hee and Jessica Tan were eliminated in the beginning square, the 26-year-old had become the single Singaporean left standing in the contest.

Loh overcame China’s Lu Guangzu 25- 27, 21- 15, 21- 5 in the entry round on Tuesday. He therefore beat earth No 4 Anders Antonsen 21- 15, 11- 21, 22- 20 two days later.