Korea Open 2023: Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew settles with the silver, lost narrowly to Anders Antonsen


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Former World Champion & Singapore star shuttler Loh Kean Yew’s dream run at the 2023 Korea Open Super 500, ended with a narrow loss to Anders Antonsen from Denmark in the final.

The current WR 8 player lost 11-21, 21-11, 21-19 to WR 16th Antonsen.

Loh started in the final, winning the first match 21-11. However, Antonsen came back hard in the second set, winning it with an identical scoreline of 21-11.

The third game was a tight see-saw affair. Loh was leading with a 7-3 scoreline, but Antonsen pulled things back bring it to 11-8 by the interval.

Loh gave a good fight to keep a tap on the scoreboard, but perhaps it was too large a gap to cover in the finals, with with Antonsen converting his second match point to win out 21-19.

This was LKY first Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour final since January 2022. Also, Loh’s fourth defeat to the WR#16 Danish shuttler.

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