Date: Apr 28, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA and AFP
Chou Tien-chen yesterday fell 22-20, 21-18 to China’s Shi Yuqi in the Badminton Asia
Championships semi-finals in Wuhan, China.
Shi needed only 46 minutes to see off Taiwan’s world No. 5 and set up a final pitting the top two men’s singles players against one another.
Title-holder Kento Momota is to face Shi today, after the Japanese eased through his semi-final with a 21-18, 21-8 victory over unseeded Vietnamese veteran Nguyen Tien Minh.
Chou on Friday became the first Taiwanese in the past 20 years to advance to the semi-finals of the men’s singles after defeating Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 22-20, 24-26, 21-15. [FULL STORY]