Ee Yi-Yew Sin gain confidence for Sudirman Cup
FOR men’s doubles Ong Yew SinTeo Ee Yi, being part of a team event in the past has definitely boosted their confidence for next week’s Sudirman Cup in the Gold Coast, Australia.
The Malaysian No 2 got their first feel of being part of a major team competition when they were named in the squad for the 2016 Thomas Cup in Kunshan, China.
Though they did not feature in any of the ties, the duo still gained valuable experience and are now well equipped to manage expectation.
“I don’t think Ee Yi and I are pressured as much going into this year’s Sudirman Cup.
“For us, this is not something new as we were part of the Thomas Cup team last year. We know what’s it like.
“It’s completely different as compared to all the tournaments we play in. When players play in a team event, the temperament is different,” said Yew Sin.
Malaysia are in Group 1C with 2014 Thomas Cup winners Japan and Germany. At the previous Sudirman Cup in Dongguan, China, Malaysia lost 3-1 to South Korea in the quarter-finals.
The other men’s doubles pair in the squad are 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong.
The 16-member squad will leave for Australia on Wednesday, where they will prepare for another five days before opening their campaign against Germany on Tuesday (May 23).
Teo Ee Yi (left) and Ong Yew Sin were part of the Thomas Cup squad in 2016.