The most prestigious 2022 Malaysia Open (otherwise known as the Petronas Malaysia Open 2022) returns from 28 June to 3 July 2022. Held in the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, the 2022 Malaysia Open is now in its 12th tournament of the 2022 Badminton World Federation World Tour, which has been held since 1937.
The Malaysia Open 2022 returns after two years. The Malaysia Open, initially scheduled for 25 to 30 May 2021, was postponed due to a rise in Covid-19 cases and strict movement restrictions. As one of the five reputable Super series, the tournament will carry in total prize money of USD 675,000 (approx. RM 2,973,037). In 2019, Lin Dan and Tai Tzu-ying won the game in their respective sections.
This year, we witness the world’s number five player Lee Zii Jia live in action on home soil. The player had a strong outing in Jakarta when he made it into the semi-finals at the Indonesia Open and the quarter-finals at the Indonesia Masters. Lee is set to play in two more tournaments after the Malaysia Open (29 June – 3 July) with the Malaysia Masters (5 – 10 July) and the Singapore Open (12 – 17 July). With back-to-back competitions, Lee has also shared that he will not be participating in the Commonwealth Games 2022 to focus on the BWF World Championships in Tokyo from 21 to 29 August 2022.
So far, Lee Zii Jia has won two titles in 2022: Asian Championships and Thailand Open. For live updates on Lee’s progress, head over to this website.
As quoted by New Straits Times, Soong Joo Ven will make a welcome return to the Malaysia Open, which begins on Tuesday, after a six-year lapse to mark his only second appearance in the World Tour Super 750 tournament. The 27-year-old will play mixed doubles and team up with Goh Liu Ying for their third consecutive start after the Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open.
In total, 60 Malaysian players are competing, including notable players such as men’s doubles Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, mixed doubles Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing, and others in the tournament this year. Check out the list of players here.
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Malaysia’s progress in the Malaysia Open 2022:
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Catch our Malaysian athletes live in action on Astro’s subscription channels | Astro Arena CH 802 and Astro Supersport 4, and on Youtube via BWF TV.
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— BAM (@BA_Malaysia) June 27, 2022
Liu Yu Chen-Ou Xuan Yi defeated Chang Yee Jun-Li Xuan Xuan-Xia Yu Ting 22-20 21-24 21-14 21-18; Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai defeated Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 21-18 19-21 21-18; Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet defeated Choong Hon Jian-Peck Yen Wei 21-18 21-18; Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Mentari defeated Chan Peng Soon-Cheah Yee See 9-21 21-12 22-20; Tan Wee Kiong-Tan Kian Meng defeated Jeppe Bay-Lasse Mølhede 18-21 21-15 21-17; Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen 21-18 21-9.
Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow defeated Linda Efler-Isabel Lohau 17-21 21-16 21-19; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Arif Junaidi-Haikal Nazri 21-19 21-13; Prannoy H.S defeated Liew Daren 21-14 17-21 21-18; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty defeated Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun 21-18 21-11; Goh Sze Fei-Nir Izzuddin defeated Keiichiro Matsui-Yoshinori Takeuchi 21-12 21-12.
Jones Jansen-Linda Efler defeated Soong Joo Ven-Goh Liu Ying 21-17 21-18; Chen Tang Jie-Valeree Siow defeated Yuki Kaneko-Misaki Matsutomo 21-16 14-21 21-10; Pearly Tan-Thinaah Mdefeated Li Xuan Xuan-Xia Yu Ting 22-20 21-24; Lu Guan Zu defeated Ng Tze Yong 21-16 21-23 21-18; Zheng Si Wei-Huang Ya Qiong defeated Hoo Pang Ron-Toh Ee Wei 21-17 21-18; He Ji Ting-Zhou Hao Dong defeated Boon Xin Yuan-Wong Tien Ci 21-10 21-12; Febby Gani-Ribka Sugiarto defeated Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-18 21-17.
Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Akira Koga-Taichi Saito 21-18 21-19; Lee Zii Jia defeated Nhat Nguyen 21-15 21-11; Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing defeated Kate Frost-Moya Ryan 21-12 21-5; Supak Jomkoh-Kittinupong Kedren defeated Azryin Ayub-Lim Khim Wah 15-21 21-14 21-13.
Zheng Si Wei-Huang Ya Qiong defeated Chen Tang Jie-Valeree Siow 21-16 21-10; Kim Won Ho-Jeong Na Eun defeated Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 10-21 21-18 21-17; Zhang Shu Xian-Zheng Yu defeated Pearly Tan-Thinaah M 21-19 21-14. Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Lee Yang-Wang Chi Lin 21-17 21-18; Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan defeated Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow 21-12 21-9; Shesar Rhustavito defeated Lee Zii Jia 21-19 19-21 21-16.
Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing defeated Lee So Hee-Shin Seung Chan 18-21 21-12 21-15. Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Hee Yong Kai-Low Kean Hean 21-16 21-13. Liu Yu Chen-Ou Xuan Yi defeated Tan Wee Kiong-Tan Kian Meng 21-18 17-21 21-14.
Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Liu Yu Chen-Ou Xuan Yi 21-11 22-20; Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara defeated Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing 21-15 23-21. Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 21-13 21-9; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan(3) 21-13 20-22 21-19.
Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik advance into the semi-finals as they battle it out on the court with Japanese players Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi tomorrow. Men’s doubles pair Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin Rumsani delivered a splendid performance as they advance into the semi-finals by competing with Indonesian duo Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto.
Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin 21-14 21-12; Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi defeated Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik 23-21 21-9.
Our national heroes were exceptional in the Malaysia Open 2022. Unfortunately, their journey ends here. Stay tuned for the Malaysia Masters 2022.
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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.