The No. 1 Hong Kong males’s singles shuttler Lee Cheuk Yiu (pic) believes he must work on his psychological energy as he seeks to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The 26-year-old Cheuk Yiu ended the season and not using a single title and that made him doubt himself.
His final event was the Hylo Open in November, the place he misplaced to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn 18-21, 22-20, 5-21 within the second spherical.
The world No. 14 Cheuk Yiu admitted that he had a tough time regaining his confidence as a result of he needed to consistently modify his mindset.
“There’s not a lot I would like to enhance on proper now, however I must give attention to constructing my psychological energy,” he mentioned.
“I doubted myself after shedding all of the tournaments I participated in.
“It took a very long time to vary my mindset by speaking to my coach, however fortunately I am feeling higher now.
“I goal to extend my rankings and hopefully, to qualify for the Olympics.”
Cheuk Yiu will open his marketing campaign towards world No. 26 Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama on the Malaysian Open on the Axiata Enviornment.
Cheuk Yiu is anticipating a troublesome match towards the Japanese however he prefers to give attention to his preparation as a substitute of pondering an excessive amount of about his opponent.
He needs to go one step additional to make up for his early exit within the earlier version, the place he misplaced to Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen within the second spherical.
“Tsuneyama is excellent when it comes to his type and taking part in model, and he has good stamina.
“Final yr, I crashed within the second spherical, so I hope to succeed in the quarter-finals this time,” mentioned Cheuk Yiu.
He may win towards Taiwanese Chou Tien-chen or China’s Shi Yuqi.