Without Aaron/Wooi Yik, Malaysia rely on Sze Fei/Izzuddin at Singapore Open

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Badminton News: Malaysia will be counting on Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin Rumsani to grace the Singapore Open from July 12-17 in the absence of top pair Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik.

Men’s Doubles Coaching Director Rexy Mainaky has revealed Aaron/Wooi Yik will skip the Super 500 tournament to focus on their big Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham from July 28-August 8.

The world number 6 duo already have a busy schedule with the Malaysian Open (June 28-July 3) and Malaysian Masters (July 5-10) to come.

Malaysia will send No. 12 Sze Fei/Izzuddin and independent duo Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (No. 10) to hold the country’s flag high in Singapore.

In the Singapore Open 2022 draw released yesterday, Sze Fei/Izzuddin, who are in the bottom half, have an easier path to the quarter-finals as they need to overtake Japanese duo Hiroki Okamura/Masayuki Onodera ( n°55) in the first round and they should face in the second round the Indian MR Arjun-Dhruv Kapila (n°36).

Yew Sin/Ee Yi, who are in the top half of the table, have a tougher opening game against Thailand’s Supak Jomkoh/Kittinupong Kedren (#33).

A win will likely see them take on 24th-placed Taiwanese Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han for a place in the top eight.

In the quarter-finals, Sze Fei/Izzuddin and Yew Sin/Ee Yi could face a tough challenge against Indonesia’s Hendra Setiawan/Mohd Ahasan and world number 1 Marcus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya.

The other Malaysian pairings in the Singapore Open 2022 main draw are Man Wei Chong/Tee Kai Wun, Tan Kian Meng/Tan Wee Kiong and Nur Azriyn Ayub/Lim Khim Wah.

Meanwhile, Goh V Shem/Loh Juan Shen, Mohd Haikal Nazri/Wan Arif Wan Junaidi, Chia Wei Jie/Low Hang Yee, Chang Yee Jun-Yap Roy King and Boon Yin Xuan/Wong Tien Ci will start from the qualifying round.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Badminton Association has named new candidates to replace former men’s doubles coach Flandi Limpele and mixed doubles coach Paulus Firman.

Double coaching director Rexy Mainaky said, one local and one from abroad. Rexy said the election would not be rushed.

“We don’t want to rush because it’s not easy to find a quality coach,” he said.

Article Tags: Goh Sze Fei, Nur Izzudin Rumsani, Singapore Open 2022

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