Loh Kean Yew eliminated in All-England Open first round after loss to world no 3 Antonsen



SINGAPORE: Loh Kean Yew’s debut at the All-England Open came to an end in the opening round on Wednesday (Mar 16) after the Singaporean lost to Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in the men’s singles.

Despite a spirited performance in Birmingham by the world number 9 Loh, he would fall 15-21, 21-18,13-21 in a match that lasted 74 minutes.

The victory is world number 3 Antonsen’s first against Loh. He lost to the Singaporean last December at the World Championships, which Loh went on to win.

This is Loh’s second tournament in March.http://www.sukankl.com

At the German Open earlier this month, the 24-year-old was upset 21-12, 16-21, 18-21 by Canadian world number 33 Brian Yang.

Loh will next compete at the Yonex Swiss Open later this month.

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