Badminton: Loh Eager Yu will tackle world quantity two Viktor Axelsen within the closing of the Indonesia Open


SINGAPORE – Nationwide shuttler Loh Kean Yew set a date within the Indonesia Open closing with Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen after a convincing 21-14, 21-7 win over Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke within the semi-finals on Saturday (November 27) night. ,

World quantity 24 Loh will tackle world quantity two Axelsen on Sunday on the Bali Worldwide Conference Middle.

The Dane had earlier defeated Jonathan Christie of Indonesia 21-19, 21-15 within the second semi-final of the US$850,000 (S$1.16 million) Badminton World Federation World Tour Tremendous 1000 occasion.

Loh stated he’s happy together with his efficiency in opposition to world quantity 13 Gameke, however added that he has already put victory behind him and is focusing solely on Axelsen.

“I’ve already misplaced to Victor many occasions earlier than 2019, so tomorrow I’ll come out on the court docket and attempt to do my greatest and hopefully I can do properly,” he stated.

If he wins the Indonesia Open, Loh can even make it to the year-end BWF World Tour Finals, a primary for a Singaporean male participant.

His scintillating type has enthralled the sports activities followers of Singapore on social media.

Tradition, Neighborhood and Youth Minister Edwin Tong stated in a Fb submit: “No extra phrases….. besides….. Eager you go! We’re all behind you!”

Netizens have additionally thrown their weight behind Loh, as evidenced by his successful feedback on JemK on The Straits Instances’ Fb submit.


Fb person Max Tan stated, “All the perfect you’ll be able to. Singaporeans will cheer you up.”

One other person, Robert Foo, stated: “He was in excellent form (and) good to see his gentle smile after his win. We want him all the perfect in opposition to Victor tomorrow.”

Sunday’s closing provides one other intrigue as Loh skilled for a month with Axelsen in Dubai in August and September, a stint that has helped the Singaporean get into good type.



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