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Thomas Cup: Will Malaysia play Soon Huat against South Korea?

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Published: 20 May 2014
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New Delhi: Winner of Wednesday's Malaysia vs South Korea tie would avoid China or Indonesia in the last eight of Thomas Cup knockout stage. The big questions for Malaysia remain who it would field as the third singles.Although Soon Huat is a reserve shuttler on the team, he has promised to be ready to play.

The lackluster performance of Daren Liew against India and Germany has raised concerns about his ability to fend off his Korean opponent if the match is tie at 2-2, and the outcome will come down to who win the third singles. By comparing the lineup and meeting records on both teams, the battle would most likely go down to the wire.

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Thomas Cup - Chong Wei: Fear No Korea!

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Published: 20 May 2014
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New Delhi: Lee Chong Wei, the World No one shuttler wanted his teammates to keep their confidence high, stay cool and collected under pressure, and fear no one ahead of the Group C battle with South Korea on Wednesday. Winner of the game will top Group C.You can do it, Malaysia!

Malaysia needs that win in order to avoid seeded teams such as China or Indonesia in last eight. "Even though the Koreans are undoubtedly stronger in doubles, but they are beatable. We will try to score as much point as possible through singles," said Chong Wei.

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Thomas Cup: Tommy Sugiarto shrugs off slow start to win in opener

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Published: 19 May 2014
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New Delhi: After a three-month rest due to ankle injury, Tommy Sugiarto led Indonesia to a 5-0 win over Singapore. Derek Wong of Singapore was able to the only went the distance by forcing a rubber game before losing 11-21, 21-17, 15-21 in 54 minutes against Tommy Sugiarto.People generally have high expectations of Tommy because he is the son of former badminton world champion Icuk Sugiarto

It was not an easy first point for Tommy. ”I have not played in competitive tournament for a while due to my ankle injury. I didn't even join the team's centralize camp prior to Thomas Cup."

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Thomas-Uber Cup 2014: Complete Day 2 Results

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Published: 19 May 2014
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Complete Day 2 Results - Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, May 19, 2014

 Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

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Thomas Cup: Malaysia takes 4-1 win over Germany

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Published: 19 May 2014
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New Delhi: Malaysia sailed through its second Thomas Cup match by defeating Germany 4-1. That win also exposed Malaysia's deficiencies on its roster besides World No. one Lee Chong Wei. They'll have to step up efforts at resolving the inconsistencies ahead of the Korea game on Wednesday.

In the Germany game, Lee Chong Wei had a hot start to overcome Marc Zwiebler 21-14, 21-8 in 37 minutes to pocket the first point. Malaysia played the first men’s doubles with scratch pair Tan Boon Heong/Tan Wee Kiong against Johannes Schoettler/Michael Fuchs. The Malaysian duo were stretched to three sets before notching the second point for Malaysia team with 13-21 21-17 21-18 victory. Good job girls! Daren Liew should learn from you guys running end to end and fighting for every shotsChong Wei Feng was the better in second singles by winning a breathtaking game of 19-21 22-20 23-21 against Dieter Domke. Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah took care of Peter Kaesbauer/Josche Zurwonne 21-12 21-18 in 30 minutes for the fourth point; but, Daren Liew was once again the Achilles' heel for Malaysia when he lost to Lukas Schmidt 20-22 10-21 in 35 minutes.

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