Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong seeded second for the All England 2013 badminton championship as they were sent packing by Maneepong Jongjit / Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand in straight games with a score of 17-21, 18-21 in 34 minutes. The Malaysian combination decided to defend for most of the match and wasn’t able to keep pace with the Thai pair.

Another letdown was in the mixed double section as third seeded Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying also lost to unseeded pairing from Indonesia, Fran Kurniawan / Shendy Puspa Irawati. They lost 15-21, 17-21 in 34 minutes.

So far Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif / Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari (men double), Lee Chong Wei (men single) and Hoo Thien How / Tan Wee Kiong (men double) were the only Malaysian players thus far to qualify for the quarter finals.


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