Chong Wei Feng made it to the second round of the Bitburger Badminton Open Grand Prix Gold in Saarbrucken, Germany. He defeated Kai Schaefer of Germany, 21/15, 20/22, 21/15 to meet another German opponent, Lukas Schmidt later tonight. In the third round, he is expected to meet third seed and world No. 18, Marc Zwiebler from Germany as well.
Wei Feng has not been very consistent in the last few months and just last week, he crashed out in the first round of the Yonex French Open Superseries. However, prior to this, the Kedah born player did well at two grand prix tournaments, a semi-finals finish at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open and a quarter-finalist at the Russian Open. Due to his inconsistency, there has not been so much of changes in terms of his world ranking. He has to win his matches here to regain the confidence back.
The others who will be in action today are Amelia Alicia Anscelly/ Soong Fei Cho, Goh V Shem/ Tan Wee Kiong and Tee Jing Yee. There are also two mixed doubles pair competing today, Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying and Wong Fai Yin Chow Mei Kuan. As for Vivian Hoo/ Woon Khe Wei, they received a bye in the first round and awaiting them in the next round is Leanne Choo/ Nadia Frank Houser.