Leong Jun Hao BeatsZulfadli Zulkiffli In First Round Of Thailand Masters 2018
Two Malaysian seed stood up in front of each other on Wednesday in the first round of Thailand Masters 2018. The result of the game was the lost for Zulfadli Zulkiffli.
On Wednesday 10 January 2018 Leong Jun Hao had a match against Zulfadli Zulkiffli. We saw a crackle of game where Leong Jun Hao turned the tables for himself. He took only 58 minutes to finish off this game by 24-22, 21-19.
The score itself says how beautifully the game went on. In the first set of game both players started and ended well. While in the second game Jun Hao was a bit more attentive than Zulfadli Zulkiffli.
The No. 8 seed is upset as he was shattered out of Thailand Masters 2018 in first round of the game. While on the other hand it has raised up the confidence for 19 years old former Asian Junior Champion.
Leong after the game told, “I had to play through the qualifying before reaching the first round of main draw. This was a confidence booster for me. I played calmly and patiently, I only attacked when there’s a good opportunity,”
Now he will be facing Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia in the next game. Obviously he had beaten Firman earlier too but on the same hand he believes that underestimating any player will be a huge mistake.
“I defeated Firman at the Malaysia International Challenge last November. But I am not going to underestimate him,” added Leong.
Irrespective of Zulfadli Zulkiffli defeat it was a very nice day for Malaysian badminton fans. Three other games were also captured by Malaysian seeds in Thailand Masters 2018.
Daren Liew defeated No. 3 seed Khosit Phetpradab of Thailand 21-18, 18-21, 23-21. Secondly in women’s singles Soniia Cheah defeated Mattana Hemrachatanun of Thailand 21-12, 21-14. Ho Yen Mei defeated Indonesia’s Jesica Muljati, 21-14, 17-21, 21-11.
So now lets see how pretty well Thursday will go for Malaysia in Thailand Masters 2018.
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