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Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen eliminated from Singapore Open

2019/04/13 21:39:56

Singapore, April 13 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton ace Chou Tien-chen (周天成) was upset Saturday in the semifinals of the men's singles at the 2019 Singapore Open.

Chou battled for 79 minutes against World No. 9 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia before falling 17-21, 21-18, 14-21.

Chou, who had won four out of eight of their previous encounters, said he did his best, but found himself to be no match against his opponent on this occasion.

Ginting played a top-notch game, he told reporters after the match.

The 2019 Singapore Open, taking place April 9-14 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, is a World Tour Super 500 event under the Badminton World Federation (BWF), with a total purse of US$355,000.

(By Huang Tzu-chiang and Ko Lin)