Data present that our males’s doubles pairs are essentially the most profitable within the Malaysian Open however surprisingly, it’s a dry run for the reason that victory of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong in 2014.
Earlier than V Shem-Wee Kiong’s victory, Malaysians had gained 31 titles in 65 editions with Indonesia a distant second with 12 titles.
And the present batch led by world champions Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik is anticipated to be one other onerous employee when the Malaysian Open begins on the Axiata Enviornment in Bukit Jalil at present.
That’s the reason the nationwide doubles teaching director Rexy Mainaky doesn’t have excessive hopes for the Malaysian victory.
“My most important concern on the Malaysian Open is to see Aaron-Wooi Yik play with a top quality that displays their rating. They should produce what they’ve achieved in coaching. Let’s not discuss profitable the title but,” stated Rexy.
Though Aaron-Wooi Yik has damaged new floor by turning into the nation’s first badminton world champion, a feat they achieved in Tokyo final August, they’ve but to win their first World Tour title. .
Other than the world No. 3 Aaron-Wooi Yik, the Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia (BAM) additionally has Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani (No. 10) and Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun (No. 19) and so they could also be joined by an unbiased pair that Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi within the occasion.
Aaron-Wooi Yik is seen as the favourite of their opening match however their opponent Lee Jhe-huei-Yang Po-hsuan of Taiwan can bother the highest pairs.
Sze Fei-Izzuddin, who’re making an attempt to rekindle the shape that gained them the German Open 11 months in the past, will face China’s Liang Weikeng-Wang Chang whereas Wei Chong-Kai Wun will tackle second seeds Marcus Fernaldi -Kevin Sanjaya of Indonesia of their respective first-round matches.
Yew Sin-Ee Yi will even should work onerous to keep away from defeat within the first spherical in opposition to the younger Chinese language pair Ren Xiangyu-Tan Qiang.
Rexy additionally reiterated that the ladies’s doubles pair Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah should dwell as much as their stage as an elite pair.
“That is the primary match of the yr and it is unpredictable however I hope our pairs will give a top quality and constant efficiency.
“This isn’t a straightforward activity as a result of all pairs have a difficult match within the first spherical,” stated Rexy.
Pearly-Thinaah has additionally struggled since profitable the French Open two months in the past however they need to have a profitable begin in opposition to Bulgaria’s Gabriela and Stefani Stoeve.
One other BAM pair, Goh Pei Kee-Teoh Mei Xing, additionally obtained a break as they’ll substitute Canadian pair Catherine Choi-Josephine Wu and play unbiased pair Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien within the first spherical.
One other high pair, the second seeds Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida misplaced to the occasion on account of sickness as their companions Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara additionally withdrew a number of days in the past.
In blended doubles, the Malaysian Open was a grand send-off for Goh Liu Ying who selected to finish his profession in entrance of the house crowd together with his long-time companion Chan Peng Quickly.
The duo, who gained the 2016 Rid de Janeiro Olympics silver medal, will face Indonesia’s Rehan Naufal-Lisa Ayu of their opening match.
“We began enjoying as a pair within the 2008 Malaysian Open and the Malaysian Open was additionally our final match. It will likely be emotional however I am unsure if I’ll cry, perhaps Peng Quickly will (cry),” stated one you bastard Liu Ying.
“It does not matter whether or not we win or lose however we need to play in entrance of our followers one final time. This environment might be loopy as a result of I understand how to assist our followers and I need to get pleasure from each second right here .
If Peng Quickly-Lu Ying prevails, they’ll arrange an all-Malaysia second-round match in opposition to Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing or Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei.