2012 China Open quarter finals - No Doubles Luck


Ko Sung Hyun

Ko Sung Hyun / Lee Yong Dae


Ousted at the start of the day were the recently crowned Olympic champions Cai Yun / Fu Haifeng . Just a few weeks back, the pair had to retire from the first round of Denmark Open due to shoulder injury by Cai Yun. This time, they failed to advance further after suffering defeat from Korea’s new and extremely promising pair Ko Sung Hyun / Lee Yong Dae, who came through in straight games 21-17, 21-16.

The French Open champions had gone far to book their spots in the semi-finals, having to slowly earn their way through from the qualifying rounds. They will face fourth seeded Japanese Hiroyuki Endo/ Kenichi Hayakawa who beat Ko / Lee’s compatriots Shin Baek Cheol /Yoo Yeon Seong 21-14, 21-16... <FULL ARTICLE>