Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew eliminated in opening round of All England Open
The match, which lasted 74 minutes, saw Kean Yew losing two of three sets played.
Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew’s debut at the All England Open culminated in a loss in the opening round on Wednesday (Mar 16).
Kean Yew, ranked ninth in the world, lost to Denmark’s world number three Anders Antonsen in a match that lasted 74 minutes at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.
The Dane won by a score of 21-15, 18-21, 21-13.
Anders, who was making his sixth consecutive All England Open participation, had lost to Kean Yew in their previous meeting at the semi-finals of the World Championships last December. Kean Yew famously went on to become world champion.
The head-to-head career matchups between Kean Yew and Anders now stand at one apiece.
Kean Yew will next compete at the Yonex Swiss Open, a Super 300 event, from Mar 22. He is due to face Dutch world number 25, Mark Caljouw, in the first round.