Zii Jia faces Angus in Thai Open final after beating Chou

File pix of Malaysia men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia in action against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu during the group D match of Thomas Cup Finals at Hi-Tech Sports Centre in Chengdu, China — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Professional men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia fought hard to secure his spot in the Thailand Open final on Saturday.

The world No. 10 player bounced back from a game down to win 18-21, 21-12, 21-13 against Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen in the semi-finals.

Former All-England champion Zii Jia has now equaled the head-to-head score between him and the world No. 14 shuttler, with both players having won five times again each other.

Zii Jia will prepare himself to face Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long in the final on Sunday after the world No. 27 defeated world champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand 21-14, 18-21, 21-19 in another semi-final match earlier.

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