With few surprises so far, top seeded Wong Choong Han is on to the quarter-finals at this weeks SCG Thailand Grand Prix Gold. After beating Korea’s Rho Ye Wook, Wong is now set to play Hong Kong’s Hu Yun. Wong Choong Han is still a strong player but in the past few years since his achilles tendon injury he has not been able to reach his way back to where he once was.
Elsewhere in the draw local favourite Boonsak Ponsana struggled a little bit with Korea’s Han Ki Hoon, but won in three games 21-9, 20-22, 21-10. Ponsana is the third seed at this event, and in my opinion has the best chance to take out Wong Choong Han. He will also be playing a Hong Kong player, Chan Yun Lung, in the quarter-finals. Another Hong Kong player, Ng Wei, struggled his way to the quarter-finals by beating Korea’s Park Sung Min in three close games, 21-19, 13-21, 21-18. Finally the last notable left at the quarter-final stage is Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen who had an easy match against Kim Sa Rang winning 21-14, 21-6.
For full results view the draw for the SCG Thailand Grand Prix Gold 2009