After the shocking results from Japan Open first round, the surprise continues today. Top seed Lee Chong Wei was stunned by Indonesian unseeded Simon Santoso in a tough three-setter, 21-19, 15-21, and 19-21.
Chong Wei was suffering from increasing pain on the left knee and although he was trailing 3-11 in the decider against Simon.
“I tried my best and called for time to tape the knee during the rubber game. I could have given up when I was trailing 3-11 but I did not want to lose that easily," said Chong Wei.
“This is a Yonex-sponsored event and I wanted to give my sponsor something to cheer about. Unfortunately, I had to give up against Simon’s persistent attacks at the end. I did not want to take a big risk by pushing it too hard.”
Simon Santoso will play against compatriot Sony Dwi Kuncoro in the quarter-final. Sony beat Chinese Chen Long 21-19, 15-21, and 21-14.
Following top-seeded Zhou Mi's defeat, Danish women's singles player Tine Rasmussen, seeded 3, was subjugated by qualifier Wang Xin of China 15-21, 21-15, and 21-14.
Kenichi Hayakawa and Kenta Kazuno's success of beating second-seeded Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong in the first round did not continue in the second round. The unseeded Japanase pair lost to their teammate Hirokatsu Hashimoto/Noriyasu Hirata 16-21, 21-18, and 21-23.
Second round selected results:
Bao Chunlai (CHN) def. Shon Wan-ho (KOR) 21-19 7-21 21-17
Kazeteru Kozai (JPN) def. Koichi Saeki (JPN) 21-15 21-15
Ngyuen Thien Minh (VIE) def. Sho Sasaki (JPN) 21-10 21-18
Eriko Hirose (JPN) def. Wong Mew Choo (MAS) 21-12 18-21 21-11
Salakjit Ponsana (THA) def. Kim Moon-hi (KOR) 21-19 21-19
7-Pi Hongyan (FRA) def. Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 9-21 21-16 21-12
2-Wang Lin (CHN) def. Zhu Lin (CHN) 21-11 21-12
Hwang Ji-man/Shin Baek-cheol (KOR) def. Hiroyuki Endo/Shuichi Sakamoto (JPN) 21-14 18-21 21-17
Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki/Rian Sukmawan (INA) def. Mohammad Ahsan/Bona Septano (INA) 21-15 21-19
Howard Bach/Tony Gunawan (USA) def. Shohei Hoshino/Akira Kobayashi (JPN) 21-14 21-15
8-Alvent Yulianto/Hendra Aprida Gunawan (INA) def. Ko Sung-hyun/Kwon Yi-goo (KOR) 21-18 23-21
1-Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan (INA) def. Flandy Limpele (INA)/Halim Haryanto (USA) 21-12 21-7
2-Ha Jung-eun/Kim Min-jung (KOR) def. Misaki Matsumoto/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) 21-18 21-10
4-Shendy Puspa Irawati/Meiliana Jauhari (INA) def. Shizuka Matsuo/Mami Naito (JPN) 17-21 21-14 21-13
7-Miyuki Maeda/Satoko Suetsuna (JPN) def. Mizki Fujii/Reika Kakiiwa (JPN) 21-18 18-21 21-8
6-Nitya Krishinda/Greysia Polii (INA) def. Petya Nedelcheva (BUL)/Anastasia Russkikh (RUS) 21-15 18-21 21-15
Devin Lahardi/Lita Nurlita (INA) def. 1-Lee Yong-dae/Lee Hyo-jung (KOR) withdraw
3-Nova Widhianto/Lilyana Natsir (INA) def. Takeshi Kamura/Koharu Yonemoto (JPN) 21-7 21-8
Ko Sung-hyun/Ha Jung-eun (KOR) def. Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thungthongkam (THA)19-21 21-10 21-18
Songpol Anukritayawan/Kuchala Worawichitchaikul (THA) def. Kenichi Hayakawa/Shizuka Matsuo (JPN) 20-22 21-8 21-16
Hendra Aprida Gunawan/Vita Marissa def. 2-Zheng Bo/Ma Jin (CHN) 11-21 21-9 21-17
5-Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN) def. Candra Wijaya (INA)/Anastasia Russkikh (RUS) 21-13 21-23 21-13