Malaysian men’s and mixed doubles duo were stopped by world No. 1 pairs in the semi final of the Indonesia Masters.
Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik went down fighting 19-21 19-21 to top seeds homesters Marcus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya. The World No. 9 pair led 10-4 in the second game but the Indonesian duo showed their composure to close the gap 15-17.
Backed by the home crowd in Istora Senayan, Fernaldi-Sanjaya eventually finished the match in 33 minutes.
In the mixed doubles, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing lost 15-21 15-21 to the reigning world champions, Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong of China.
The semi-final finish is a marked improvement for the pair after failing to clear first round of the Perodua Malaysia Masters presented by Daihatsu last week.