Angus Ng Ka Long needs a assisting palm from Lee Chong Wei to secure his place in a knock-out theatre of a Dubai World Superseries Finals.
Ng claimed a battling three-game win over World No 5 Son Wan Ho on Thursday, flourishing a second-game blip to overcome 21-15, 13-21, 21-16.
The Hong Kong shuttler contingency now wait on a outcome of Friday’s compare between Malaysian ace Chong Wei and Son to find out if he will allege to a semi-finals.
Should Chong Wei better Son, Ng will join him in a final four. If Son wins, however, a South Korean will advance.
“If [Lee] Chong Wei beats Son, that means we will substantially finish in a tip dual of my organisation and that would validate me for a semis,” pronounced Ng, who mislaid to Chong Wei on Wednesday.
“It’s a good honour to be here competing opposite a world’s best players. we unequivocally wish we can get into a semi-finals. I’m anticipating Chong Wei will assistance me out.”
In Group B, China’s Shi Yuqi requisitioned his place in a final 4 with a 13-21, 21-17, 21-17 feat over Viktor Axelsen.
Chou Tien Chen kept his hopes alive with a 21-18, 21-18 outcome over Kidambi Srikanth. It was Srikanth’s second unbroken defeat, expelling him from a competition.
Axelsen will play Chou on Friday to establish who joins Shi in a semis.
In a women’s draw, Group A twin Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi and India’s P.V. Sindhu both cumulative their spots in a semi-finals with a compare to spare.
Yamaguchi was a 21-14, 13-21, 21-8 leader over He Bingjiao, while Sindhu kick Sayaka Sato 21-13, 21-12.
In Group B, Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon also requisitioned her place in a semis after securing a glorious 21-18, 21-17 dissapoint feat over World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying.