Singapore pair outplayed

Republic's shuttlers will not feature at the weekend after Chrisnanta and Neo fail to fire

CONFUSION: Despite the home support, Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (above, left) and Vanessa Neo (right) could not defeat their opponents. 


Sporadic chants of "Come on Singapore" and "Singapura" echoed around the Indoor Stadium last night, as a crowd of about 500 stayed on to watch the final match of the day at the OUE Singapore Open.

But the support could do little to lift Singapore's mixed doubles pair Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo, who were comprehensively beaten 21-10, 21-14 by defending champions and world No. 5 Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir in the quarter-finals of the marquee badminton tournament.

After the match, Chrisnanta, 25, said: "We had a strategy because we had faced them several times before, but tonight, we didn't apply it at the start."

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