Shevon not panicking, yet
A SUDDEN dip in form has not deterred mixed doubles player Shevon Lai Jemie from aiming big, especially with the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games fast approaching.
Shevon and Goh Soon Huat are currently the national No 3 but since reaching the final of the Malaysia Masters in January, the duo have not been able to maintain their consistency.
An injury to Soon Huat, prior to the Malaysia Open in Kuching last month, also made it difficult for the pair who won two titles (Malaysia International Challenge and Scottish Open) last year.
“I know our form has dropped since we made the Malaysia Masters final but I don’t think we need to panic yet.
“It was a little unfortunate for Soon Huat to get injured because that did affect our momentum.
“But we know what needs to be worked on and we have time till the Sea Games. Hopefully, we regain our form,” said Shevon, who will next compete at the Thailand Open at the end of the month.
Shevon added that winning a GP Gold title will definitely boost their confidence ahead of the biennial Games on home soil.
“It won’t be easy because so many other players are also improving. “I feel Soon Huat and I have got to be smart in our approach. We will take things one match at a time, but our target is simple and that is to win.
“We have yet to win a GP Gold title, so hopefully we produce a good show in Thailand. That will push us to do better at the Sea Games.”
Apart from the Thailand Open, Soon Huat-Shevon are also listed for the Indonesia Open Super Series on June 12-18. Fabian Peter
Shevon Lai Jemie and Goh Soon Huat won the Malaysia International Challenge and Scottish Open last year.
Goh Soon Huat