Kuala Lumpur: Two days after Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying won the US Open mixed doubles title, Malaysia’s mixed doubles coach Chin Eei Hui said she’s cautiously optimistic about Chan/Goh’s chances of winning the Asian Games that scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
Chin would like Chan/Goh to continue raising their game and show better form than during the US Open.
“We can’t compare the US Open to the Malaysia Open or the Asian Games, because the level of competition is different,” said Chin.
“Peng Soon/Liu Ying did not play to the best of their ability in the first few games of US Open until the end of the tournament,” added Chin.
“They are more consistent now, but Peng Soon-Liu Ying should keep improving if they want to win a medal at the Asian Games.”
“My advice for them would be to focus and to play well at the Malaysia Open next week to boost their confidence for tournaments.”
The Rio Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists were separated last year when Goh had to undergo shoulder surgery and few months of rehabilitation.
Chan/Goh were reunited early this year, as they started the season brilliantly to win the Thailand Masters.
The pair also advanced to the Australian Open final last month but will face real test at the Malaysia Open that will be held at Axiata Arena from June 26 to July 1.
Chan/Goh will face Wang Chi Lin/Lee Chia Hsin from Taiwan in the first round of the Malaysia Open.
Meanwhile, Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Lai and Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing are two other Malaysian mixed doubles pairs at the Malaysian Open.