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Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong in a file photo. The Malaysian pair beat Dutch duo Ruud Bosch-Koen Ridder 21-15, 21-14 in just 27 minutes, to make it to the second round of the Denmark Open.
ODENSE (Denmark): It was just too easy as Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong checked into the second round of the Denmark Open on Wednesday.
The world No. 5 pair, under much pressure to perform, were just solid enough as they overcame Dutch duo Ruud Bosch-Koen Ridder 21-15, 21-14 in just 27 minutes.
It was the start they needed in order to get their morale up, especially since results have been going against them lately.
“It was not a bad match and it’s just the start we needed. Hopefully, it’ll get our confidence up before the tougher matches,” said Kien Keat.
The pair who reached the semi-finals of last year’s Denmark meet, will face Germany’s Michael Fuchs-Johannes Schoettler for a place in the quarter-finals.
The Germans blew apart India’s Manu Attri-B. Sumeeth Reddy 21-14, 21-14 in the first round.
Meanwhile, China’s new pairs of Fu Haifeng-Hong Wei and Cai Yun-Chai Biao both progressed in contrasting fashions.
Fu Haifeng-Hong Wei were taken the full distance in dumping sixth seeds Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang of South Korea 9-21, 21-16, 21-12 but Cai Yun-Chai Biao were barely tested against Kasper Antonsen-Oliver Babic of Denmark, who retired whilst trailing 8-11 in the first game.
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badminton, Denmark Open, Koo Kien Keat, Tan Boon Heong, Ruud Bosch, Koen Ridder, Michael Fuchs, Johannes Schoettler
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