Chen crashes out in Singapore

Hu recovered after losing the first set, to pull off a surprise 12-21, 21-17, 21-18 win against Chen for a quarter-final slot on Friday.

"After the first match, I let my guard down a little bit, and it became more laborious in the second and third games, and it was not to be for me," said Chen. 

"Losing today is not anything extremely bad. On a happier note, I can take a short rest, and shop around Singapore," he added.