Taiwan's Wang defeated at Indonesia Masters badminton tourney

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Image taken from the Badminton World Federation's official website

Image taken from the Badminton World Federation's official website

Jakarta, Jan. 25 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Wang Tzu-wei (王子維) lost to longtime opponent Son Wan-ho of South Korea in a close three-set match at the 2018 Indonesia Masters Thursday.

The defeat means he has bid farewell to a slot in the quarterfinals of the competition taking place in Jakarta.

Wang, who is ranked No. 11 in the world in men's singles, came up against Son, ranked No. 5, and met his loss with a score of 17-21, 21-11, 19-21.

In the first game, the South Korean maintained a clear lead, and scored five consecutive points after 13 before finishing the set with a clear victory.

Wang came back strong in the second set, with the score see- sawing quite a bit before being tied at 9-9.

He then broke away from the tie with five consecutive points and kept his advantage all the way to the end.

Going into the last set, the two played aggressively, tying at 13-13 and 19-19, before Son ultimately took the set and the match.

Other Taiwanese athletes were scheduled to play in the men's and women's singles, and in the men's and women's doubles main draw later in the afternoon, including Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), who is ranked No. 1 in the world in women's singles.

(By Kuan-lin Liu and Jay Chou)

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