BWF Thailand Open 2022 quarter-finals: Lee Zii Jia survives massive scare; Tai Tzu-ying and P.V. Sindhu through in women's - updates as it happened

Malaysia's Lee is the last remaining seed as the men's competition heats up in the last-eight stage. Follow Friday's play with our updates.

By ZK Goh
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Lee Zii Jia remains the only men's singles Thailand Open 2022, a BWF Badminton World Tour Super 500 event, after seeing off a tough test put up by Indonesia's Shesar Hiren Rhustavito.

The Malaysian sixth seed was seven points down in a deciding game against his Indonesian counterpart before recovering, winning seven points in a row at one stage, to qualify for the last four to play countryman Liew Daren.

Women's singles top seed Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei is also through to the semis after competing a tough three-game win over Chinese eighth seed He Bingjiao. She faces India's P.V. Sindhu who beat world number one Yamaguchi Akane of Japan.

In mixed doubles, the top four seeds all booked their spots in the semi-finals, but there were eliminations for the men's doubles top seeds, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, and women's doubles first seeds Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan of China.

You can re-live all of's updates from the quarter-finals below.

All times below are local time (UTC +7 hours).

8:15pm – "Daddies" knocked out

And the men's doubles top seeds follow right behind the women.

Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan are out of the competition after a straight-games loss to Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

13-21, 15-21.

7:35pm – Women's doubles top seeds out

Well, well. The women's doubles draw is a little more interesting after top seeds, the Olympic silver medallists Chen Qingchen / Jia Yifan, were knocked out.

The Chinese duo lost 21-17, 13-21, 17-21 to Japan's Matsuyama Nami / Shida Chiharu.

One match left today.

6:20pm – Nerves of steel

Impressive from Lee Zii Jia to keep his composure when things were all going wrong.

He was 12-4 down in the decider.

But he comes back to take victory, 21-10, 14-21, 21-16.

6:16pm – Lee leads!

And just like that, that long way back has been converted into the lead by Lee Zii Jia.

Seven points on the bounce, and he's 17-15 up.

6:07pm – Lee struggling

Lee Zii Jia is not having things his own way.

At the last interval, and change of ends, Shesar Rhustavito has a whopping seven-point lead.

A long way back for Lee from here.

5:55pm – Olympic doubles champs out

A surprise of sorts over on Court 2.

Chinese Taipei's men's doubles Olympic champions, Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin, are out of the tournament.

The second seeds have fallen to sixth-seeded Malaysians Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, with the Malaysians triumphing 21-17, 21-10.

Perhaps most surprising was the second game collapse. The match took just 29 minutes.

Meanwhile, on the main court, Rhustavito has forced a decider against Lee Zii Jia.

5:30pm – Lee has early lead

Lee Zii Jia is on court now and has the early lead in his match against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia.

The Malaysian holds a big 11-3 advantage at the interval of the opening game.

5:15pm – Sindhu secures passage

The Indian shuttler kind of runs away with this decider after the interval.

Sindhu brings up eight match points, and although Yamaguchi saves one, the Indian converts the next to win 21-15, 20-22, 21-13.

She faces Tai in the last four.

5pm – Yamaguchi forces decider

Wow, the Japanese has just about managed to cling on.

Yamaguchi does well to come from six points back to take the second 22-20.

A third game awaits.

4:45pm – Sindhu on course

P.V. Sindhu looks like she's well on her way to reaching the semi-finals.

World number one Yamaguchi finds herself down 5-11 at the interval in the second game, having already lost the first.

4:20pm – Ratchanok to play Tai

We now know that Tai Tzu-ying's semi-final opponent will be the home favourite, Ratchanok Intanon.

The Thai beat Denmark's Line Christophersen comfortably, 21-8, 21-8.

4:10pm – Chen Yufei avoids upset

Olympic champion and third seed Chen Yufei has just come through a tough three-setter to Canada's Michelle Li.

Chen took the opening game 21-14 but Li battled hard in the second to force a decider.

And the Canadian even found herself ahead in the final game before Chen rallied to win, 21-14, 20-22, 21-17.

She'll face Sindhu or Yamaguchi.

3:30pm – Tai Tzu-ying through, and other results

We've had the first few results from this afternoon's quarter-finals being played at the Impact Arena, and the most notable of them is that the top seed Tai Tzu-ying is through to the semis in the women's singles event.

It was a slog against China's He Bingjiao but Tai eventually triumphed 21-10, 14-21, 21-18.

She'll go on to play either Line Christophersen or Ratchanok Intanon in the semis.

Over in the men's singles competition, Li Shifeng and Naraoka Kodai set up a semi-final clash.

Li beat Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu-wei 21-16, 21-17, while Naraoka saw off Ireland's Nhat Nguyen.

And we also know the identities of three of the four mixed doubles semi-finalists. Watanabe Yuta/Higashino Arisa will play Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong, while Zheng and Huang's Chinese counterparts, Olympic champions Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dongping, are also through.


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