‘V Shem, Wee Kiong made careless errors’

Malaysia doubles coach Jeremy Gan was bitterly disappointed when Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong were beaten in the quarter-finals of the German Open on Friday. 

V Shem and Wee Kiong lost to South Korea’s Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol 20-22, 21-23 after having stunned second seeds Chai Biao and Hong Wei of China in the previous round.

Heading into the quarter-finals having never lost to the South Korean pair in three previous meetings, Jeremy believes that V Shem and Wee Kiong were overconfident.

Furthermore, V Shem and Wee Kiong were leading by comfortable margins in both games, but allowed Sung-hyun and Baek-cheol to mount a comeback and subsequently progress to the semi-finals.

“It’s quite a waste, really. V Shem-Wee Kiong led in both games and had game points, but ended up losing,” Jeremy told The Star. “Wee Kiong-V Shem were rushing to finish off both games. It resulted in them making unforced errors at the crucial moments.

“They have shown improvement this week. They need to compose themselves and be calmer at next week’s All-England.”