Wong battles through at Vietnam Open

Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk

Hong Kong fourth seed Wong Wing Ki Vincent reached the men's third round of badminton's Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open Grand Prix on Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City.

Wong needed 75 minutes to defeat Japan's Hashiru Shimono 16-21, 21-19, 21-15 and will now face India's unseeded Aditya Joshi who upset 15th seeded countryman Harsheel Dani 21-18, 16-21, 21-18 in a match lasting 69 minutes.        

In some other men's second round matches, unseeded Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia caused an upset when beating Thai fifth seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-14, 14-21, 21-17 in 40 minutes and Chinese Taipei seventh seed Wang Tzu Wei saw off countryman Shih Kuei Chun 21-9, 21-19.

Eighth seed Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia downed India's Pratul Joshi 21-10, 21-13 while, in an upset, unseeded  Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia beat Russian 10th seed Vladimir Malkov 21-14, 9-21, 21-12.

Malaysian 11th seed Chong Wei Feng got past Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong 21-12, 21-17 and 14th seed LinYu Hsien of Chinese Taipei needed 51 minutes to battle past Malaysia's Goh Giap Chin 21-16, 6-21, 21-19.

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