KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian professional men’s doubles pair, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are edging closer to their second title this season after storming into the final of the Taiwan Open Badminton Tournament at Taipei Arena in Taiwan, today.
The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalists who clinched the Thailand Masters title in Bangkok in January, however, were pushed to the limit by Mathias Boe-Mads Conrad Petersen of Denmark before securing a 18-21, 21-11 and 21-12 victory in a semi-final tie.
Goh-Tan will meet Choi Solgyu-Seo Seung Jae in the final, tomorrow after the South Korean pair continued their gallant run by stunning the second seeds, Lee Yang-Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan, 19-21, 25-23 and 23-21 in another last-four match.
Earlier, national professional mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying who are also the top seeds, suffered a 10-21, 17-21 defeat to the fourth seed, Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong in the semi-finals.
The Taiwan Open which is a BWF Super 300 tournament, offers total prize money of US$500,000 (RM2.088 million).