Ng Tze Yong has been beaten in the quarter-finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships, a day after a surprise win over defending men's singles champion Viktor Axelsen ©Getty Images

Ng Tze Yong, who caused one of the biggest upsets at the All England Open Badminton Championships yesterday by defeating defending men’s singles champion Viktor Axelsen, has been beaten in the quarter-finals.

Malaysian Yong came up against fellow unseeded player Li Shi Feng of China in the last eight of the Badminton World Federation World Tour Super 1000 event at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, but was unable to follow up his memorable victory from the previous day, with Feng victorious 21-11, 21-11.

Third seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia was the victim of an upset in the men’s quarter-finals today, with Denmark’s Anders Antonsen a winner in three games by a scoreline of 21-14, 9-21, 21-17.

Despite Yong’s defeat there was success for another Malaysian player in the men’s singles quarter-finals, with fourth seed Lee Zii Jia overcoming seventh seed Kodai Naraoka of Japan 21-9, 10-21, 21-13.

The remaining quarter-final in the men’s singles draw was an all Chinese affair, as Yu Qi Shi beat Hong Yang Weng 21-9, 21-16.

In the women’s singles quarter-finals, the top four seeds all advanced from their matches to the last four.

Top seed and defending champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan beat China’s Zhi Yi Wang 21-19, 21-12, while second seed An-Se Young of South Korea earned a walkover win against Carolina Marin of Spain, who pulled out due to illness.

Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan, the third seed, overcame fifth seed Bing Jiao He of China 21-12, 21-11, while fourth seed Yu Fei Chen of China battled past Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia in two close sets 24-22, 23-21.

In the doubles events, the biggest shock of the day came in the women’s where top seeds Qing Chen Chen and Yi Fan Jia were beaten in a thrilling tussle 19-21, 22-20, 24-22 by South Koreans Kim So-Yeong and Kong Hee Yong.

Men’s top seeds Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto won an all-Indonesian affair against Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana 21-18, 21-13, while top seeds in the mixed Si Wei Zheng and Ya Qiong Huang of China beat Japan’s Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo 21-13, 21-11.

All the singles and doubles semi-finals are scheduled to take place tomorrow, with champions set to be crowned in all five disciplines on Sunday (March 19).