PETALING JAYA: Changing into a father has given males’s doubles shuttler Teo Ee Yi extra motivation to attain higher outcomes this yr with Ong Yew Sin.
Ee Yi and his spouse Sophia welcomed their first baby, Arthur, to the household whereas the previous was taking part in on the French Open final October.
Since changing into a father, Ee Yi has carried out nicely alongside Yew Sin – ending runner-up on the Australian Open in November and reaching the semi-finals of the World Tour Finals final month.
“Changing into a father is an additional motivation for me to do nicely,” stated Ee Yi.
“There’s a number of duty now that I’ve to supply for my baby as nicely.
“It isn’t simple as a result of I’ve little time to relaxation.
“I’ve to get up three or 4 occasions an evening however I am nonetheless grateful to be a father,” stated Ee Yi.
Ee Yi and Yew Sin are presently getting ready for an necessary yr the place the qualifying interval for the 2024 Paris Olympics is ready to start in Might.
The duo, who’re ranked No. 7 on the earth, is ready to compete with Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia (BAM) Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani (No. 10) for a spot within the Olympics.
Two pairs from the identical nation will make the reduce if each are ranked within the high eight on the finish of the one-year qualifying interval.
Yew Sin acknowledged that they face a struggle to guide their place within the Olympics.
“It is going to be troublesome as a result of Sze Fei-Izzuddin will even be out to qualify,” stated Yew Sin.
“However it’s an excellent problem for each of us and we have to proceed to carry out at a excessive stage,” stated Yew Sin.
Yew Sin-Ee Yi are keen to hold their good type on the finish of 2022 into their first match of the yr – the Malaysian Open which begins tomorrow on the Axiata Enviornment.
“On this stadium, our greatest efficiency was the Malaysian Masters in 2019 the place we completed runner-up,” stated Yew Sin.
“On the Malaysian Open, we have not made it previous the quarter-finals, so we hope to do higher this time.”
Yew Sin-Ee Yi will open their marketing campaign towards world No. 27 in China Ren Xiangyu-Tan Qiang.