World no 7 aim high


MEN’S DOUBLES Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik have set their sights on one of the world’s most famous tournaments, the All England, which will be held in Birmingham from March 16 to 20.

The world No. 7 stated that they are no longer playing for experience and that it is past time to end their Open championship drought.

Aaron-Wooi Yik, who won the Badminton Asia Team Championships a fortnight ago, will begin their Open season next week with the German Open.

Despite the fact that it is merely a Super 300 tournament, Aaron-Wooi Yik will face Malaysian opponents from the first round until the quarter-finals at Muelheim An Der Ruhr.

“Facing our national teammates or compatriots in tournaments is never a nice feeling, but it is also something normal.

“We’re not too concerned about this. We want to focus on regaining our freedom on court at the German Open.

“Our main target remains the All England after that,” said Wooi Yik, who together with Aaron will open their German Open campaign against Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen.

They will then play compatriots Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani in the second round before facing world No 11 Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi in the final eight.

Aaron-Wooi Yik put up an exciting display in their All England debut three years ago, reaching the final before losing in three games to former world champions Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan.

Soon after, the Malaysians reached the final of the 2020 Thailand Open but failed to capture their first Open championship.

“Winning an Open title is surely one of our targets this year.

” We are no longer players who just compete for the experience.

“We want to prove that we train hard to deliver results,” added Wooi Yik.

While they have yet to win an Open championship, Aaron-Wooi Yik have done well by winning gold at the 2019 Sea Games and bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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