Goh-Tan grab Taiwan Open title in thrilling final

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian men’s professional doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong beat South Korea’s Choi Solgyu-Seo Seung Jae at the Taiwan Open badminton tournament today to claim their second title of the season.

The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists, who won the Thailand Masters in January, saved four match points in the deciding set to secure a 21-19, 15-21, 23-21 victory in a thrilling 62-minute final at the Taipei Arena in Taiwan, according to the Badminton World Federation website.

The fourth seeded Goh-Tan’s victory ended Malaysia’s seven-year title drought in men’s doubles at the Taiwan Open, which was last won by Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari.