National coach Jeremy Gan has called on Malaysia’s Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong to build on their momentum after they triumphed at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in Lucknow, India on Sunday.
V Shem and Wee Kiong defeated local pair Pranaav Je Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar 14-21, 24-22, 21-8 to end their seven-month title drought.
While Jeremy conceded that their victory was far from convincing, he is hoping that the pair continue their winning ways at the Thailand Masters next week.
“It was a good win in India because it was not the easiest situation to play in. They were a game down and the crowd was against them,” Jeremy told The Star. “But they showed good determination to overcome that and I’m proud that they are getting better in sticky situations. They’ve also been showing better understanding on court.
“Now they need to build on this momentum. The win is a good boost for them but they need to do well in Thailand too.”
V Shem and Wee Kiong will face Hong Kong’s Or Chin Chung and Tang Chun Man in the first round of the Thailand Masters, which begins on February 8.