Kian Meng/Pei Jing Win Korea Open Ending Title Drought

Kian Meng/Pei Jing Win Korea Open Ending Title Drought. Sports News site Independent mixed doubles Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing finally ended their five-year wait for the title when they snatched the Korea Open in Suncheon on Sunday. Latest sports news, In the final, the world’s 10th ranked badminton bookmaker Malaysia, who has not lost a game this week, beat local pair and sixth seed Ko Sung Hyun/Eom Hye Won 21-15, 21-18 to win their inaugural Super 500 title. Previously, the world number 10 badminton player brilliantly came back from 20-18 down in the second game to claim a 21-13, 22-20 victory over Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Haningtyas Mentari of Indonesia in Suncheon City.

This marked Kian Meng/Pei Jing’s third win in five meetings against the world number 23 Indonesian. They will next face world number 19 Ko Sung Hyun/Eom Hye Won from South Korea. Kian Meng/Pei Jing have set their sights on winning a World Tour event since they last tasted success at the 2017 Malaysia Masters. Kian Meng/Pei Jing, who last tasted success at the 2017 Malaysia Masters, is also the only Malaysian player after Lee Chong Wei. (2010, 2012, 2013) who won the Korea Open title since the tournament’s inception in 1991. Malaysia, who have reached at least the quarter-finals in all tournaments this season, is expected to move up to world number 9 following their success in Korea.

The course of the match

Kian Meng-Pei Jing pocketed US$28,440 (RM120,000) for their win, while Sung Hyun-Hye Won paid US$13,680 (RM58,000). The South Korean pair managed to dominate at the start of the first game. Ko/Eom did not even give Tan/Lai a chance to equalize. Their advantage finally continued to last until the first game interval, leaving Malaysia with a score of 11-7. After the break, the Malaysian pair scored consecutive points and kept Ko/Eom’s lead. Tan/Lai’s efforts then bore fruit by reaching the same position as Ko/Sung 11-11. This time, the goddess of luck sided with Tan / Lai who again added points and took the advantage of the South Korean pair.

Ko/Eom had tried to catch up, but Tan/Lai took control of the game and kept the lead away. The Malaysian pair who shot up finally won the first game with a score of 15-21. In the second game, the two pairs fought fiercely until the twin scores occurred four times, with the last scoreboard showing 4-4. After that, the Malaysian pair took the lead and left Kong/Eom by two points at 4-6. Although they had time to catch up, Kong / Eom did not manage to equalize the Malaysian pair, who took the lead in the second game interval with a score of 8-11.

After the break, Tan/Lai increasingly dominated the match. They widened the gap to four points at 8-14. The Malaysian pair’s point gain was held back after Kong/Eom scored several points to catch up. However, Tan/Lai, who had reached match points, managed to add points and won the second game with a score of 18-21.

Korea Open 2022 Final Results and Schedule

XD – Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing (2/Malaysia) vs Ko Sung-hyun/Eom Hye-won (4/South Korea) – 21-15 21-18

09.40 WIB – Pornpawee Chochuwong (6/Thailand) vs AN Se-young (2/South Korea)

10.20 WIB – Weng Hong Yang (China) vs Jonathan Christie (3/Indonesia)

And at 11.00 WIB – Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard (8/Thailand) vs Jeong Na-eun/Kim Hye-jeong (7/South Korea)

11.40 WIB – Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (4/Indonesia) vs Kang Min-hyuk/Seo Seung-jae (South Korea)

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