Ng Tze Yong continued his march at the ongoing India Open, this time being stretched to the wire before prevailing 20-22, 21-15, 21-18 against Frenchman Claerbout to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday.

The rest of the contingent, except Soong Joo Ven who lost in straight games 12-21, 12-21 to world champion Loh Kean Yew, also made it comfortably to the last eight.

Ng’s resilient 76-minute triumph was the highlight of day three of this Super 500 event, as the Malaysian was again made to work his socks off for the win.

The world number 60 had kicked off his men’s singles campaign by dumping Tommy Sugiarto out on Wednesday, making light work of the established Indonesian in the third game to win 21-5.

Ng looked poise to win his opening duel against Claerbout, but somehow contrived to lose focus in the closing stages and lost 20-22.

The Malaysian, who won three titles last year, recovered to win the next two games and book a meeting with Ireland's Nhat Nguyen in the last eight.

"I somehow lost my focus while leading the first game 20-17. My coach told me to put that loss aside and focus on the next one and I'm glad I made it work," said Ng.

In the mixed doubles, top seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing coasted to a straight game victory, beating Siddharth Jakhar-Megha Morchana 21-16, 21-11.

They are up against Russians Konstantin Abramov-Anastasiia Akchurina next.

Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei, meanwhile, came through a receiving a walkover and next play eighth seeds Venkat Gaurav Prasad-Juhi Dewangan.

Chan Peng Soon-Valeree Siow, meanwhile, won 21-6, 21-8 to set up a showdown against second seeds Rodion Alimov-Alina Davletova.

In the men’s doubles, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi also received a walkover and next play Ishaan Bhatnagar-Sai Pratheek K.

Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien came through in the women's doubles with a 21-15, 21-15 win and play third seeds Anastasila Akchurina-Olga Morozova next.