DOING double responsibility has change into very tough for Singaporean Terry Hee Yong Kai.
He determined to cease competing in males’s doubles to give attention to combined as a substitute of juggling each.
Terry performs combined doubles along with his spouse Jessica Tan Wei Han and they’re at the moment ranked world No. 13 whereas his partnership with Loh Kean Hean reached twenty second place.
Nevertheless, Terry stated he’ll proceed his mixture with Kean Hean if the Singapore staff wants him.
“The calendar could be very full and busy (with many tournaments), so I feel it is higher if I give attention to one occasion,” he stated.
“Proper now, I am centered on combined doubles as a result of I’ve stopped competing in males’s doubles for particular person occasions.
“But when the staff wants me for a staff occasion, I am prepared.”
Terry-Jessica began their marketing campaign with a 21-16, 21-10 victory in opposition to world No. 24 Jones Ralfy-Linda Elfer of Germany within the first spherical.
They’ll struggle the world No. 3 of Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Tarrattanachai within the second spherical in the present day for a spot within the quarter-finals.
It is going to be a tricky match for the Singaporean pair as they don’t have a superb report in opposition to the Thais.
Terry-Jessica misplaced to Dechapol-Sapsiree in straight units on the Thailand Masters in 2017 and the Japan Open final yr.
Nevertheless, Jessica is optimistic that they’ve a good probability of successful.
“Tomorrow’s (in the present day’s) match will certainly be a tricky match as a result of they’re the second seeds,” he stated.
“However we will certainly strive our greatest as a result of on this area, the draft could be very quick and the whole lot could be very quick.
“We imagine it is anybody’s sport, relying on who has a clearer thoughts and adapts higher.”