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Top seed Jun Hao in semifinals of Petronas National Championships 2023

Top men’s singles Leong Jun Hao was given some anxious moments before confirming his place in the semifinals of the Petronas National Championships 2023 here in Bukit Kiara.

Up against 5/8-ranked Lim Chong King, the 23-year-old Jun Hao had to muster all that he could in a 55-minute battle before winning 21-19, 24-22.

The Setapak-born Jun Hao will next play Lim Chi Wing, the 9/16-ranked 28-year-old, who booked his place in the final four with a 22-20, 21-8 victory over Selangor’s Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin.

The other semifinals of the men’s singles will see a battle between players ranked in the 9/19 bracket.

BAM’s Chua Kim Sheng scalped 3/4 seed and national team-mate Lee Shun Yang in straight set 21-12, 21-17 and where he will now face Muhammad Shaqeem Eiman Shahyar, who emerged 21-9, 21-14 victorious over Soh Ping Chuan from Melaka.

In the men’s doubles, top seed Boon Xin Yuan-Wong Tien Chi failed to make the next round following their 13-21, 19-21 loss to Choong Hon Jian-Wong Vin Sean, the 5/8-ranked duo from BAM.

On the other hand, second seed Beh Chun Meng-Goh Boon Zhe from BAM failed to make the cut to the semifinals when they conceded a 15-21, 14-21 loss to Chia Wei Jie-Liew Xun, also from BAM.

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