Friday, June 3, 2016

What's next for BAM ?

The Thomas cup has ended. Malaysia finished their campaign with par level of semifinals outing. Though we were only classified as 5-8 seed but we went against those paper targets. However, we had great chance of qualifying for the finals and even clinching the trophy as favorites China, Korea and Japan were knocked out. Nevertheless, players whom unable to hold the pressure made our team to be out-stead easily. Denmark, whom were trailing 2-0 had never say die attitude and came back to win the entire game .Especially for the 2nd doubles, when we won the 1st set, we thought we could have wrapped it but it went other ways.

Again Tan Boon Heong and Koo Ken Kiat played for shame and made silly mistakes. The question is, when will we really will in the trophy. We came through back door for qualifying for both men and women. But men team lived up to the billing by winning all the group matches.

Lee Chong Wei whom is still unclear about his retirement hinted he will still pay for 1st single should he still remain in the team. But our main concern is the 2nd and 3rd singles whom are still not strong. Most likely TBH and KKK will also retire by end of the year, which strength the place for 2nd doubles will be weaker.

As per past BAM president, Malaysia will not will the cup at least for the next 2 editions.

For Uber cup, we qualified for quarterfinals during the last edition, but this round we lost in group matches. We only won Spain, which I would say a great comeback from 2-0 down. We lost to Denmark in close match by 3-2 score. For China, we were expected to steal 1 point but Great wall proven to be stronger.

When our team is neither progressing nor depleting, minnows like India is progressing fast. Both teams qualified for quaterfinals. The 2 of the ladies singles are in top 10. We can only be proud that we have world junior champion Jin wei, but what's her prospect of getting to top 10 in the world.

We even had Zulfadli zulkifli whom was world junior champion, But at senior level , he is still struggling.

I never missed the Thomas Cup since 1992, but wonder if I'm going to miss seeing Malaysia lifting the cup again.

Carolina Marin born in the year 1993 and she is already a world champion. But malaysia is still waiting for it's 1st world champion.

Spain is good in tennis, through rafael nadal and ferrer. They have strong hockey team. They are poular for football giants and fo course for F1, fernando alonso. Now they have corlina marin.

What can we be proud off.....

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