Hong Kong China took part in fifteen editions of the MWT. They have a total of 39 wins and 53 defeats in the event with a best result of a 8th position in 2003. They played only one quarter final in their history. Their last result was a 13th position in Mulhouse 2013.
Since 2003, Hong Kong has yet to make it through the round of 16. It would be a surprise if Hong Kong did not improve their best result. With three players ranked between 20th and 35th, they have one of the best strength in depth. Max Lee, Leo Au, Tang Ming Hong and Yip Tsz Fung will compete in the Men's World Team Championship.
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Hong Kong China's MWT 2013 result: 13th place
Hong Kong China's best result: 8th place
Max Lee is Hong Kong’s foremost player on the PSA World Tour and has proven to be a dangerous opponent ever since he won his first PSA World Tour title at 2008’s Buler Squash Challenge Cup.
He steadily rose up the world rankings in the intervening years and shocked number four seed Karim Darwish in 2014’s Canary Wharf Classic, defeating the World No. 8 in the first round before being knocked out by Miguel Angel Rodriguez.
Lee was successful on home-soil at the HKFC International in May 2014, winning his first PSA M25 title.
He followed that up with a victory at the Victorian Open two months later. December 2014 saw Lee break into the top twenty in the world rankings for the first time while he stormed to the HKFC International 25 crown on home-soil in May 2015 with a dominant win over Saurav Ghosal in the showpiece event.
He followed that up with a victory at the Victorian Open two months later, seeing off Nafiizwan Adnan in a comfortable 3-0 final win.
December 2014 saw Lee break into the top twenty in the world rankings for the first time. 2015 was a fruitful year for Lee, rising in to the world’s top 15 in October thanks largely to his victory at the Macau Open a month previously.
Lee remained in the world’s top 20 for the duration of the 2016 and also reach the final of the Macau Open for a second successive year, but was forced to pull out of his final clash with Selby after he failed to recover from a brutal semi-final fixture.
Leo Au is one of Hong Kong's most successful players and has a wealth of PSA World Tour titles to his name.
He won his first title at the Buler Challenge Cup in 2010 and followed that with back-to-back triumphs in 2011 at the Victoria Open and Tasmanian Open.
The fifth title of his career came at the Bankers Hall Club Pro-Am which helped to elevate him into the world's top 40.
He wrapped up his season by winning the Men's Asian Individual Squash Championships in May 2015 with a win over Abdullah Al-Muzayen in the final.
A handful of semi-final appearances beckoned for Au the following year, in the HKFC International and Serena Hotels CAS International Squash Championship.
Hong Kong’s Au then went onto make the final of the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament a couple of months later, where he was defeated over four games by Farhan Mehboob.
Au also made the semi-final of the Holtrand Open in 2017 but lost to Tsz Fung Yip.
YIP TSZ FUNG
Tsz Fung Yip made his PSA World Tour debut in 2009 but exploded onto the scene in 2015 with three successive titles at the start of the year.
After losing in three consecutive finals in 2014, Fung Yip made amends on the Malaysian Tour has he won all three events he participated in on the tour in March, April and May.
2016 beganwith a handful of early round exits, however Fung Yip picked up his form to reach the final of the Community Trust NZ Southern Invercargill Open in June 2016, where he lost out to Paul Coll over four games in the final.
Hong Kong’s Fung Yip went onto clinch his first ever PSA World title outside of Asia in 2017 at the Holtrand Open to seal his maiden PSA M25 title.
TANG MING HONG
Since making his PSA World Tour debut in 2009, Tang Ming Hong played 3 finals and won one title in the Singapour Open. He is a young player, aged 24.