Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi powered into their third final of the year after they sent reigning world champions Seo Seung-jae-Kang Min-hyuk packing courtesy of a 21-18, 21-17 triumph at the China Open semi-finals.

The victory also avenged Chia-Soh’s defeat against the South Koreans at the World Championships semi-finals just last month in Copenhagen.

The national men's doubles pair's reward was a final against Chinese pair Liang Wei Keng-Wang Chang, who came out winners in a hard fought victory against Yugo Kobayashi-Takuro Hoki.

The Malaysians took the lead courtesy of a brave performance in the opening game, as they pressured their opponents at every opportunity with Soh especially looking in good form to find several impressive winners.

The second game was neck and neck, but Chia-Soh kept their cool to see off Seo-Kang who made several mistakes at the end.

The world number six got a chance to finally end their wait for a World Tour title on Sunday, facing the same opponents who beat them in the India Open final earlier this year.

Chia-Soh had also reached the Indonesia Open final, but were denied by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty on that occasion.

Meanwhile, mixed doubles pairs Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing and Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei saw their campaigns end in straight games.

Tan-Lai did well in the first game against Seo-Chae Yu-jung, but couldn’t translate it into a win and struggled in the second as the South Koreans cruised to a 21-19, 21-11 success.

Shortly after, Chen-Toh also exited after they went down 16-21, 13-21 to an in-form French pair Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue.

Nonetheless, it was a good outing for the world number 11 pair who did well to reach their maiden Super 1000 semi-finals.