Malaysia’s determined challenge at the Spain Masters ended in the semifinals stage against Danish opponents.
World No. 8 Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik lost to Kim Astrup-Anders Rasmussen 16-21 22-24. The defeat marked the young Malaysian pair's second defeat in six meetings against the Danes.
In the men's singles, Liew Daren’s surge was stopped by former world champion Viktor Axelsen 10-21 19-21.