Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s World No. 36 men’s doubles player Chooi Kah Ming and his partner Low Juan Shen are determined to return to their best and hopefully be selected for the Malaysian Thomas Cup roster.
For the 26-year-old Chooi, if he would like his name to be considered as part of the Thomas Cup squad, he and his partner would have to give their best in upcoming tournaments.
“We already played in three tournaments so far, the Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia Masters, but our performances were disappointing and we should have played better,” said Chooi.
Chooi and Low lost to Tinn Isriyanet/Kittisak Namdash of Thailand 21-19, 17-21, 15-21 in the first round of Thailand Masters, and Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan of China 14-21, 16-21 in the first round of Malaysia Masters.
They played better but were defeated by Mads Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding 11 -21, 17-21 in the second round of Indonesia Masters.
“I am still uncertain of our chances of being listed, it’s all depending on the results of the upcoming tournaments,” added Chooi.
“For me, I’ll have to give the best before even thinking about joining the squad,” said Chooi.
Despite being Malaysia’s third best men’s pair, Chooi/Low were not listed in the Asian Team Championship. Instead, Malaysia’s men’s doubles coach Cheah Soon Kit had decided to field World No. 56 Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin Rumsani for the squad in Alor Setar.
In the Malaysian women’s team squad, Tee Jing Yi was brought in to replace Lee Meng Yean after Lee suffered a right knee injury.