Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong ready to stay completely focused, motivated and confident in 2018.
After their strained relationship and failing to produce good results in the first part of 2017 season, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong were split up in August 2017 and were paired with Teo Ee Yi and Ong Yew Sin respectively.
After their five month break up, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has decided to reunite the 2016 Olympic Games silver medalists in a bid to strengthen Malaysia’s preparations for the Thomas Cup Finals in 2018.
Goh told reporter that he and Tan have been training hard to get ready to contribute points in the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Alor Setar, in February, which is going to be the qualifying round for 2018 Thomas Cup in Bangkok.
“We are starting to get use to the movements and positions from playing together again, but we still need to work extremely hard to get our rhythm back,” said Goh.
Although they have not play together in more than five months, the pair still maintained a World No. 29 ranking, and have been registered to play the Thailand Masters in Bangkok (Jan 9-14) and the Malaysian Masters in Kuala Lumpur (Jan 16-21).
Meanwhile, Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi are currently the highest ranked Malaysian men’s doubles pair in BWF rankings at World No. 23.