National men’s doubles pair Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun continued their fine run by reaching the Indonesia Open semi-finals after posting yet another huge victory, along with mixed doubles duo Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing.

While Malaysians may have also witnessed Lee Zii Jia, Leong Jun Hao and Pearly Tan-M.Thinaah crashing out of the last eight on Friday, they will have the joy of cheering these two Malaysian pairs in this Super 1000 event on Saturday.

Tan-Lai may have just produced one of the upsets of the tournament after they dumped out eighth seeds Kim Won-ho-Jeong Na-eun 21-8, 21-19 after just 39-minutes.

Tan was excellent in the back court, and Lai who recently revealed some personal troubles after being scammed by almost all her life savings, looked to have momentarily put that heartbreak aside with a huge frontcourt performance.

It was her quick anticipation at the net that sealed the victory for the Malaysians, who will now go on to face China’s Jiang Zhen Bang-Wei Ya Xin for a place in the final on Saturday.

Man-Tee also proved that their first round victory over world number three pair Kang Min-hyuk-Seo Seung-jae was no fluke.
Their latest win came over Chinese Taipei pair Lu Ching-Yao-Yang Po-han, whom they overcame 21-17, 18-21, 21-10 to book a place in the last four.

The world number 20 Malaysians are playing with a great sense of confidence at the Istora Senayan, and that proved the difference in the deciding game.

Man-Tee will go on to either face another Chinese Taipei or Indonesian pair in the semi-finals.

Leong, meanwhile, saw his gallant run come to an end against Li Shi Feng in the men’s singles, where he lost 11-21, 12-21.

Lee was also out after a straight game 16-21, 17-21 defeat against Kunlavut Vitidsarn, while Tan-Thinaah fell to a 20-22, 18-21 loss against China’s Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan.