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Two Taiwanese to face off in men's singles final at Singapore Open

2018/07/21 21:39:44

Singapore, July 21 (CNA) Top-seeded badminton player Chou Tien-chen (周天成) and Hsu Jen-hao (許仁豪), both of Taiwan, will come up against each other in the men's singles final at the 2018 Singapore Open on Sunday.

Chou, currently ranked seventh in the world, on Saturday defeated 38th-ranked Qiao Bin of China 21-12, 18-21, 21-16 in one hour and seven minutes in a semifinal match.

In another semifinal match, Hsu, ranked 41st in the world, beat world No. 73 Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam in straight games, 21-15, 21-11, in one hour and 19 minutes.

The Singapore Open is a BWF World Tour Super 500 event that carries a total purse of US$355,000.

(By Huang Tzu-chiang and Romulo Huang)