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Loh Kean Yew Gets Kind Draw For Singapore Open, Will Meet A Seed Only In Semis

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World hero Loh Kean Yew has been given a positive draw for the Singapore Badminton Open (SBO) after second seed Anders Antonsen pulled out of the occasion to manage a physical issue.

Coordinators delivered the draw on Friday (July 1) and with the Danish world No. 3’s withdrawal, world No. 9 Loh won’t confront a cultivated player until the semi-finals.

He will confront France’s Brice Leverdez in the main round of the July 12-17 competition, before conceivably meeting Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto, who beat Loh in their main another conflict at the 2019 Australian Open.

Be that as it may, to be delegated the main Singaporean men’s singles champion since Wee Chon Seng in 1962, Loh will probably need to move beyond Indonesian world No. 6 Anthony Ginting in the semi-finals before a potential last against world No. 1 and Olympic boss Viktor Axelsen, who features the other portion of the draw.

The last Singaporean player who arrived at the men’s singles last at home was Ronald Susilo in 2002. Then, at that point, he lost to China’s Chen Hong.

Loh is likewise savoring the opportunity to contend before a home group again after the Singapore Open was not held over the most recent two years as a result of the pandemic.

Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew will get US$6,600 in prize cash and turn his sights to the June 28 to July 3 Malaysia Open.

The 25-year-old said: “It has been a long time since the last SBO I actually recollect the excitement of having the home group behind me.”

With occasion coordinators expecting a record horde of more than 6,000, Loh is trusting that he “can give them something to celebrate”.

Loh has played Leverdez in only another experience, at the 2019 Thailand Masters semi-finals, which he won 14-21, 21-10, 21-14 on the way to winning the competition.

In any case, for the present, he likewise keeping his feet on the ground, having experienced a first-round exit at the continuous Malaysia Open, where he lost 21-19, 21-12 to Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu on Tuesday.

He said: “Albeit the outcomes might have been something more, I believe I am gradually returning to my best in the wake of investing some energy out with Covid in March.

“The following couple of weeks will be a bustling period, with four competitions in a month. It will be a decent test for myself and I anticipate the test.”

A ritzy field will be in real life at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, including Chinese ladies’ singles Olympic top dog Chen Yufei and Chinese Taipei’s reality No. 2 Tai Tzu-ying, who prevailed at Kallang in 2019 and 2017.

India’s 2019 title holder P. V. Sindhu and Thai world No. 8 Ratchanok Intanon will likewise highlight in Singapore.

Tai, who is likewise the favorite, said: “I got my most memorable title in Singapore, a spot is loaded with recollections. I’m glad that I can return to Singapore, a significant country to me, after such countless years.”

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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