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Category: Badminton News Published: 20 February 2012
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KOO Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong have surprised even themselves in the Thomas Cup qualifying rounds but national doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her doesn't want fans to read too much into their progress in Macau.

   Kim Her said Kien Keat-Boon Heong have taken the first step towards regaining their form but they are not ready yet to win the All England on March 6-11.

   Kean Keat-Boon Heong were unbeaten in the three matches they played in Macau and also got their first win over South Koreans Ko Sung Hyun-Yoo Yeon Seong after six consecutive defeats.

   Kien Keat even played the third singles against Indonesia in the third placing playoff against Indonesia which Malaysia lost 3-2 on Saturday.

   Kim Her said Kien Keat-Boon Heong are certain to play the top four pairs and must aim to beat at least one pair which will give them more confidence.

   "Kien Keat's fitness has improved and I feel they now know what they need to do. It is a good start here so they should keep chasing the top four pairs and try to beat them one by one," said Kim Her.

   "Their current progress is still not enough to take on the leading pairs and that's what they need to if they want to win in All England. They will go match by match.

   "They have to  start putting pressure on the top four pairs and eventually they will be able to win a title. Once they win a title, they must remain confident and go with the same mentality to win again and not lose their way.

   "The main focus is the Olympics and both are well aware of their goal.

"They are showing commitment and if they can maintain it, it will serve them well  in the Olympics."


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