Iskandar will be the only representative in the Swiss International Challenge after the defeat of Soo Teck Zhi in the quarter-finals. Teck Zhi lost Erik Meijs of Netherlands while Goh Soon Huat was a first round casualty losing his match to Anders Antonsen of England.

Iskandar is currently among one of the many players in the mens’ singles who has been consistent and maintaining his game. In the last three months, he has won two international series and a quarter-finalist at last week’s Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix.

In today’s match, he defeated Anders Antonsen to set up a semi-finals match against fourth seed, Anand Pawar of India. The 24 year-old Iskandar should not face any difficulties against the Indian after the Malaysian overcome him just a week ago at the Dutch Open. A win will see him competing against Ville Lang of Finland after the Finnish received a walkover from Artem Pochtarev of Ukraine.

In a separate news, Malaysia’s mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng/ Peck Yen Wei failed to make it to the finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix after being beaten by top seeds, Ronald Alexander/ Melati Daeva Oktaviani of Indonesia in two games. However, the duo have shown promising results in their past two tournaments giving them the confidence they need to continue doing well in their next tournaments.