Top seeded Lee Zii Jia crashed out of the Swiss Open second following a second round defeat against K.Srikanth, but Malaysia’s interest in this tournament is alive through four pairs who made the quarter-finals.

Lee lost 16-21, 15-21 against the Indian veteran in the contest that only lasted 36-minutes in Basel, Switzerland.

It was the Malaysian’s second consecutive defeat in a week against an Indian shuttler, having lost to Lakshya Sen at the All-England quarter-finals last week.

The world number 10 looked to have suffered a foot injury in his first round win over Su Li-yang in the first round, which may have hampered his movement on court.

But Lee also committed unforced errors throughout the contest, which ultimately brought an premature end to his outing this time.

“Foot injury sustained by Zii Jia during the opening round restricted his movement in this match. But hats off to Kidambi and best of luck,” read a statement from Team LZJ.

Fans will still have a reason to catch this Super 300 event as there are four Malaysian pairs in action on Friday.

In the men’s doubles, recent Orleans Masters champions Choong Hon Jian-Haikal Nazri are up against Indonesian pair Sabar Karyaman-Moh Reza Pahlevi, while sixth seeds Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun will take on Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin.

In the mixed doubles, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai face Danish pair Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje, while third seeds Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei are up against Thai duo Supak Jomkoh-Supissara Paewsampran.