Aaron-Wooi Yik bring CNY cheer with win over Fajar-Rian to reach Indian Open final

Aaron Chia (left) and Soh Wooi Yik make the Indian Open final.

PETALING JAYA: Reigning world champions Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik stunned Indonesia's world No. 1 Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto 11-21, 21-15, 21-16 to storm into the final of the Indian Open on Saturday (Jan 21).

It was a sweet revenge for Aaron-Wooi Yik, who had lost to Fajar-Rian three times in a row before this at last year's Malaysian Masters, Thailand and Swiss Opens.

The Malaysians now have beaten them four times in seven meetings.

Aaron-Wooi Yik will take on the winners of the semi-final match between China's world No. 11 Liang Weikeng-Wang Chang and South Korea's world No. 18 Kang Min-hyuk-Seo-Seung-jae for the title on Sunday.

With their win yesterday, they have redeemed themselves after their second round defeat at last week's Malaysian Open. Aaron-Wooi Yik are seeking their first Open title and a perfect Chinese New Year gift.

Meanwhile, world No. 8 Pearly-Thinaah could not make it a double joy for Malaysia when they went down14-21, 16-21 to Japan's world No. 2 Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida.

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