Chong Wei, who also won the tournament four times, losing 10-21, 16-21 in the action that took place at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

Winner of three Olympic silver medals were conceded, failed to find the desired tempo in addition to a lot of mistakes.

He said he will rise in the next match against Hong Kong representative, Angus Ng, tomorrow.


“A lot of unforced errors in the first set, the second set was better and I will try to regain my rhythm.

“After this I will try to use a simple game,” he said.

National women’s doubles Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei also lost 7-21, 17-21 to second seed from Denmark, Kamilla Rytter Juhl-Christinna Pedersen in their opening Group B.

Meanwhile, the men’s doubles pairs were also seeded second, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong first win Group B after Denmark’s Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen withdraw.