Shevon not pan­ick­ing, yet

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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

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