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KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Malaysian men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia put up a valiant fight but eventually lost in three sets to China’s Olympic defending champion Chen Long.
Zii Jia took the first set in convincing fashion with a 21-8 scoreline before the Chinese world No. 6 took the second set 21-19 eventually racing to a 21-5 win in the third set.
Chen will meet second seed Chou Tien-chien from Chinese Taipei this Saturday at 8am local time in the quarterfinals.
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