Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen storms into Indonesia Masters quarterfinals

Taiwanese badminton ace Chou Tien-chen (???) stormed into the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Masters 2021 men's singles after blowing away World No. 30 Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in Bali Thursday.

The World No. 4 and fourth-seeded Chou pocketed the win in straight sets 21-10, 21-12 in only 33 minutes on court 1 at Bali International Convention Center.

It was the fourth matchup between the 31-year-old Chou and the 24-year-old Loh with the pair now splitting their head-to-head record 2-2.

Chou will next face World No. 9 and eight-seeded Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the quarterfinals.

The 2019 Indonesia Open Super-1000 champion will be looking to raise his first title this year before the season wraps up after finishing runner-up at the French Open in October.

In the round-of-16 match Thursday, the score was close in the early stages of the first set before Chou reeled in seven consecutive points to lead 13-4. He would go on to win the set 21-10.

Chou continued his clinical display in the second set to hold a comfortable 11-6 advantage at the break before once again dominating to win the set and the match.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel