PETALING JAYA: World No. 10 Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong finally got it right to nail their first-ever men’s doubles title at the Macau Open GP Gold on Sunday.
The pair had come close in the China Open last month, only to lose to South Korea’s Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong in the final.
This time, there was no denying Thien How-Wee Kiong as they were focused right till the end to score an upset over world No. 8 Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin of Taiwan, winning 21-16, 21-19.
In doing so, they became only the second Malaysian pair this season to win a title after the now defunct partnership of Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah at the Malaysian Open GP Gold in May.
Thien How-Wee Kiong held a comfortable lead in the first game and it didn’t seem like they would face any problems from Sheng-mu-Chia-hsin after a 21-16 win.