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New Straits Times - - Sport -

GOH Jin Wei is feel­ing re­freshed and is look­ing for­ward to play­ing In­dia’s P.V. Sindhu at the Malaysia Open on Apr 4-9.

The 17-year-old women’s sin­gles was side­lined for nearly two months after in­jur­ing her left an­kle prior to the Malaysia Mas­ters in Jan­uary.

After un­der­go­ing re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, the for­mer world ju­nior cham­pion is set to make a come­back in Kuch­ing.

“I don’t feel pain any­more and after two months of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, I feel good.

“I am hop­ing to have a go at Sindhu be­cause she is an Olympic sil­ver medal­list, and it would be good for me to gain some ex­pe­ri­ence.

“As for now, I will fo­cus on my train­ing be­cause I still have an­other two weeks to go,” said Jin Wei, who will play a qual­i­fier in the open­ing stage be­fore a pos­si­ble showdown with the In­dian ace in the sec­ond round.

Jin Wei, who is cur­rently na­tional No 1, will also have to shoul­der the re­spon­si­bil­ity of help­ing Malaysia win a point as they are in the same group as Ja­pan and Eng­land for the Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Aus­tralia on May 21-28.

“I am ex­cited be­cause this will be my first Sudirman Cup.

“Look­ing at the draw, I’m glad that we man­aged to avoid teams like China or even Den­mark in the group stage.

“The tough­est match will be against Ja­pan surely, but I think we stand a good chance of ad­vanc­ing to the next round,” added Jin Wei. Fabian Peter

I am hop­ing to have a go at Sindhu be­cause she is an Olympic sil­ver medal­list, and it would be good for me to gain some ex­pe­ri­ence.

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