Aaron-Wooi Yik miss semi-final cut in World Tour Finals

Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik - AFP

PETALING JAYA: Men’s doubles world champions Aaron Chia-Sooh Wooi Yik failed to reach the knock-out stage of the World Tour Finals after losing 21-23, 24-22, 16-21 to China pair Liu Yuchen-Ou Xuanyi in a Group B match in Bangkok on Thursday (Dec 8).

They needed to beat Yuchen-Xuanyi to keep their semi-final hopes alive after losing to Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in their opening match on Wednesday.

Aaron-Wooi Yik still have a match to play against Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark on Friday (Dec 9) but the result will not help the Malaysians’ cause.

Independent pair Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi stayed in the hunt for a place in the men’s doubles semi-finals when they beat Choi Sol-gyu-Kim Won-ho of South Korea 21-17, 23-21 in Group A.


(Malaysians only)

Men’s doubles Group A: Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi bt Choi Sol-gyu-Kim Won-ho (Kor) 21-17, 23-21.

Women’s doubles Group A: Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Tha) bt Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-9, 21-12.

Group B: Group B: Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) bt Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah 21-13, 21-15.

Mixed doubles Group A: Thomas Gicquel-Delphine Delrue (Fra) bt Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie 16-21, 21-18, 21-17.

Group B: Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) bt Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 21-9, 21-11.

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