Ng Tze Yong came through another marathon encounter as he prevailed 9-21, 21-8, 21-16 against Ireland's Nhat Nguyen to storm into the India Open semi-finals on Friday.

Ng's resilience in the 69-minute physically and emotionally demanding encounter should serve him well as he prepares to face India's Lakhsya Sen on Saturday.

The upcoming men's singles showdown should be an intriguing affair, with Lakhsya also showing so much potential on the international scene in the last few months.

Ng won three titles at the lower-tier events last year, while Lakhsya also improved significantly after a bagging a World Championships bronze medal and runner-up at the Dutch Open in 2021.

Besides Ng, almost all the national contingent progressed to the last four.

In the mixed doubles, top seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing easily overcame Russian pair Konstantin Abramov-Anastassia Akchurina 21-10, 21-14 to set up an all-Malaysian match against Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei for a place in the final.

Chan Peng Soon-Valeree Siow failed to join them after the scratch pairing fell 14-21, 13-21 against Russians Rodion Alimov-Alina Davletova.

Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi were also through, but face a litmus test against top seeded Indonesians Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in the semis.

Women's doubles Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien, meanwhile, crashed out after a 21-19, 11-21, 21-16 loss to Olga Morozova-Akchurina.