Ng Ka Long Wishes to Repeat His Victory over Lin Dan Tomorrow

Ng Ka Long Wishes to Repeat His Victory over Lin Dan Tomorrow

Ng Ka Long Wishes to Repeat His Victory over Lin Dan Tomorrow


Hong Kong ace Ng Ka Long cruised through tonight’s first round of YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships. He will face the Chinese Super Star Lin Dan tomorrow. Ng wishes to repeat his victory in 2015 and to be the ‘Lin Dan Killer’ again for his fans at home.

Ng Ka Long’s game was the highlight of today as he will face Lin Dan if he wins. Ng played very close with Japanese Kanta Tsuneyama in both games. He has a 10:10 tie in the first game and a close lead 13: 12 in the second until stormed to 21:10 and 21:13.

‘I don’t have much preparation. I will watch his game recording and try to relax tonight. I hope I can keep my good form since China Open and make history again.’ Ng said. ‘Lin Dan may not be at his best but he’s still a quality player who cannot be underestimated.’

The other 2 Hong Kong Men’s Singles representatives Wong Wing Ki and Wei Nan were promoted to the second round after a 3-game match. Wong Wing Ki who just wedded his teammate Chan Tsz Ka kissed his ring after the victory. He said, ‘My family and my wife have come to support me tonight. It motivated me and gave a lot of confidence. I did evaluation with my wife after my loss in Macau and China. Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei are legendary players but they are not invincible. Ng Ka Long defeated them. It means everything is possible. Hong Kong players should believe in themselves and dream big.’

Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei thrashed China’s Tian Houwei 21-9, 21-7 with the support from Hong Kong fans. He will face Wei Nam in the second round. Last year Lee was absent due to injury. He said, ‘I am already 35. My time is limited. I know Hong Kong fans are always being supportive of me. I will try my best in every game for them.’

Lee suffered a surprise defeat to Ng Ka long at last week’s China Open among other notable losses in 2017. He said, ‘It’s normal losing a match. Ng played very well in China and has made a lot of progress. I am 35 and I’m facing a lot of challenges from the younger players. It’s not easy.”

In Women’s Singles, Yip Pui Yin overcame her first-round hurdle and beat Lee Jang-mi of South Korea 14-21, 21-15, 21-15. She will face the Korean’s No.3 seed Sung Ji hyun who beat Line Højmark KJAERSFELDT of Denmark. Yip thanks the advice from her former head coach Chan Chi Choi. She said, ‘I always give my best in all my matches but my former coach said this is not good enough. He said I had to have the proper mind set of beating my opponents every time I play on court and it worked today.’

In Mixed Doubles, the left-handed pair Tang Chung Man/Tse Ying Suet eliminated Danish pair Anders Skaarup Rasmussen/ Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt 21:17, 16:21, 21:15. Last year’s Women’s Singles top 4 Cheung Ngan Yi exited the first round after losing 1:2 to Sayaka Takahashi of Japan.

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