Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen advances to round 2 at German Open

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/28
By: Huang Chiao-wen and Evelyn Kao 

Taipei, Feb. 28 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton ace Chou Tien-chen (周天成) on Thursday cruised to the round of 16 of the men’s singles at the YONEX German Open 2019, winning in two straight games.

The second seed Chou defeated Zhou Zeqi (周澤奇) of China 21-19 and 21-12 in the first-round match in 37 minutes to advance to the second round of the tournament.

Chou will next face World No. 36 Lee Cheuk-yiu (李卓耀) of Hong Kong. In their last encounter, at the YONEX Chinese Taipei Open 2018, Chou won in two straight games.

Meanwhile, Taiwanese Wang Tzu-wei (王子維) lost to world champion Kento Momota of Japan 18-21, 15-21 in the first round of the 2019 German Open in Mulheim.    [FULL  STORY]

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