Saturday, May 24, 2014

Malaysia is in Finals after 12 years

Thank you to Lee Chong Wei, Tan Boon Heong, Hoo Tian How and Chong Wei Feng whom made it dream come true by bringing Malaysia to Thomas Cup finals after 12 years.

Though only semifinals was target but they had the ability to move to finals. as the match started, the expected score was 3-1 or loosing 3-2 as we did not expect 1st doubles and 3rd single to win. Nevertheless, when Datuk Lee took the 1st match, he proved he is a world class player trailing from 5-0 in 2nd set and back to win the match.

As there were no much hope on 1st doubles, as they faced world number 1 pair, Ahsan /Setiawan, Hoo & Tan proved they are able to cope up with pressure and won the nail biting match in rubber sets. With miss-communications, yellow cards, lack of umpire support, the pair still put up a good show to win.

For 2nd singles, it was boost for wei feng and ultimate pressure for Rumbaka as he need to salvage the point else, they will pack the bag. That could be seen on their facial expression. Wei Feng was cool and handled the match well and got the match in straight sets.

Now Malaysia will face Japan whom upset 5 times defending champion  China.

I have been watching all the finals since 1992, 1994,1998 and 2002. I feel, it's the best chance now to win the title though Japanese players are motivated with the win in semifinals.

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