NEW DELHI: Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong served up a pleasant surprise when they defeated fourth seeds, Mads Conrad-Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding, to claim a place in the semifinals of the India Open Superseries here on Friday.
V Shem-Wee Kiong went down fighting in the first set, losing 19-21 to the Danes. But they bounced back in the second 21-16 to force the decider. In the third tie, they surged to a 21-13 win to book their place in the last four after slugging it out for almost an hour.
The duo will have to battle giant-killing duo of Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. The Indonesian pair had the previous day stun topseeds Chai Biao-Hong Wei of China.
Today, they performed superbly, cruising past Taiwan's Chen Hung Ling-Wang Chi-Lin 21-11, 21-17 in 23 minutes.
In another quarterfinal showdown, South Koreans, Ko Sung Hyun-Shin Baek Cheol, worked overtime to get past Taiwan's Lee Sheng Mu-Tsai Chia Hsin 18-21, 21-5, 21-19. They will either face Indonesians, Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwardi or compatriots, Kim Gi Jung-Kim Sa Rang (S.Kor) who had not played at press time.
Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong bt Mads Conrad-Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding 19-21, 21-16, 21-13.
Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo bt Chen Hung Ling-Wang Chi-Lin (Tai) 21-11, 21-17.
Ko Sung Hyun-Shin Baek Cheol (S.Kor) bt Lee Sheng Mu-Tsai Chia Hsin (Tai) 18-21, 21-5, 21-19.
Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Ina) vs Kim Gi Jung-Kim Sa Rang (S.Kor)