Over now to the Thailand Masters, currently underway in Bangkok. Taiwanese shuttler Chou Tien-chen advanced to the semis on Friday, after beating his compatriot Lin Chun-yi in three sets, 12-21, 21-17, and 17-23. Chou will play Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands on Saturday, competing for a place in the finals.
As the match ended, the crowd erupted into cheers and Chou himself let out a cry of exhilaration. It was a tight contest, with strong play on both sides. After each player won a set, Lin took the lead in the decider. But Chou put his fighting spirit on full display, leveling the score four times and saving three match points to stage a comeback.
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