Tze Yong dumps world champ Kean Yew for rematch against Srikanth

Malaysia's Ng Tze Yong at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. - AP

PETALING JAYA: National men's singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong stunned Singapore's reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew to storm into the men's semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Tze Yong, boosted by his inclusion in the World Championships, continued his great form by pulling off a 15-21, 21-14, 21-11 come from behind victory in his first ever meeting with Kean Yew in the quarter-finals at the National Exhibition on Saturday (Aug 6) to keep his medal hopes alive.

The world No. 42 will face India's K. Srikanth next . The former world No. 1 defeated homester Toby Penty 21-19, 21-17 in another quarter-finals.

The Malaysian had beaten Srikanth in the mixed team final last week.

While it was joy for the youngster, it was despair for mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Cheah Yee See who bowed out after going down 15-21, 19-21 to Scotland's Adam Hall-Julie Macpherson in the quarter-finals.

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