Leong Jun Hao Enters Into Finals Of Thailand Masters 2018
Performance of Leong Jun Hao has been outstanding in Thailand Masters 2018 as he reached into the finals. Yes you heard it right 19-year old entered in finals of Thailand Masters 2018. He made a bang on start of 2018 and stood on the expectations of the selectors. Now as he in the finals so it will be great to see what all he can bring to win the Thailand Masters.
He defeated Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 20-22, 21-19 and 22-18. As expected, the game was a real thriller. Both shuttlers showed their performance but Leong Jun Hao had a better control on his nerves.
The game started with a bang on performance of both shuttlers. The thriller first set ended with a win of Kantaphon by 22-20. In the second game Leong Jun Hao made a strong comeback when he ended second set with a win of 21-19. The game went on to the decider where Leong showed a better potential and won the game 21-18.
On the other hand another shuttler from Malaysia Daren Liew lost in semi-finals of Thailand Masters 2018. He lost the game from Tommy Sugiarto 17-21, 21-17 and 21-18. Yet another game for Malaysian went on to the decider but win did not come. First set was easily clinched by Liew 17-21. But in second set Tommy came back strongly thereby winning the game 21-17. Decider started almost in a dramatic manner where both took lead at regular intervals. But at the end it was Indonesian player who strongly stood in front of Malaysian and clinched the game by 21-18.
So now Leong Jun Hao will face Tommy Sugiarto on 14 January 2018 in finals of Thailand Masters. It will be interesting to see both the players playing. One ranks 215 (Leong) and other ranks 25 (Tommy). Tommy has a better rank and is an experienced player. But Leong also showed everyone that ranking is just a number by reaching the finals. What you need is to be passionate about your game.
In Women’s singles it was a bad day. Both Soniia Cheah and Selvaduray Kisona lost in the semi-finals of Thailand Masters 2018.