Fung fails in Swiss Open
Defending champion Fung Permadi is out of the Swiss Open in Basel, losing to Thomas Johansson in three games. Fung had a promising start to the tournament, winning his first and second round matches with ease, but he could not hold out against giant killer Johansson losing 13/15, 15/6, 12/15 - Johansson was responsible for Chen Gang's early demise the day before. The Swede, who missed out on a title on home soil two weeks ago, will now face the newly crowned All England champion Xia Xuanze to reach the final four. Xia was also pushed to three games in his match against the number 11 seed Rashid Sidek, but finished Sidek off after 77 minutes, 13/15, 15/10, 15/8. Malaysia suffered badly in the third round, with all three remaining seeds failing to progress to the last eight of the competition. Dai Yun is still firm favourite in the Women's Singles, making light work of Ellen Angelina of Indonesia to take her into the quarter-finals where she will meet Korea's Kim Ji Hyun, the number five seed. Kelly Morgan will face a tough challenge from world number four Gong Ruina if she wants to make it through the next round. Commonwealth Champion Morgan is on good form so far in this event, with of her early round matches lasting less than half an hour, but she'll need to be on top form for a place in the semis. Title holders Jens Eriksen and Jesper Larsen are still on course to regain the Swiss Men's Doubles crown, beating Sweden's Bergstrom and Andersson 15/10, 15/10 to reach the last eight. They will now face harsh competition from Cheah Soon Kit and Yap Kim Hock if they want to make tomorrow's semi-finals. The top two seeds, Korea's Ha & Kim and Lee & Yoo look almost certain to meet in the final, after winning their respective second round matches. Ha & Kim now face All England semi-finalists Lundgaard Hansen and Paaske, with Lee & Yoo up against England's Archer and Robertson. A tough match awaits Goode & Kellogg of England later today - they'll face another All England success story, Huang & Yang of China, who reached the semis in Birmingham. Women's Doubles top seeds Ra Kyung Min & Chung Jae Hee play what looks to be a mere formality against Nathanael Eliza & Deyana Lomban for their semis spot. Ra & Kim are still on course for their Doubles' double as top seeds in the Mixed event - Jim Laugesen & Pernille Harder of Denmark stand between them and the semi-finals, and title holders Archer & Goode, who've had an easy run so far, must overcome Thailand's Sudhisodhi and Thunthongkam.