The quickness of Anthony Ginting’s court coverage along with forcing the pace of the match made Chen Long commit unforced errors.
Ginting sprayed brilliant cross court netshots and disguised straight smashes that were unreachable and won a lot of new fans in the process judging by the applause..
In the women's singles, 2014 Australian Open champion Saina Nehwal moved one step closer to repeating the feat in defeating Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon, 28-26, 21-16..
The popular Indian player was prepared to reach for all of Intanon's sharp and tricky shots. .
"I didn’t expect to beat Ratchanok today. I have been playing tournaments one after another and I haven't had time to [purely] train to return to my best level since an injury in November last year.”.
Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen also advanced to the semi-finals together in mixed doubles and apart in level doubles with (last year's mixed runner-ups) Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin respectively.