Wee Kiong-V Shem ready to face any pair

New Straits Times - - Sport -

THE World Cham­pi­onships draw does not look easy on pa­per but na­tional men’s dou­bles Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong could not have asked for anything bet­ter.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medal­lists were placed in the top half of the draw along with top seeds Li Jun­hui-Liu Yuchen of China and fourth seeds Takeshi Ka­mura-Keigo Son­oda of Ja­pan.

Wee Kiong-V Shem, play­ing in their sec­ond World Cham­pi­onships as a pair, re­ceived a first round bye and will face the win­ner of the match be­tween In­dia’s Manu At­tri-B. Sumeeth Reddy and South Korea’s Chung Eui Seok-Kim Dukyung in the sec­ond round.

They are drawn to face Jun­huiYuchen in the third round.

“If you want to have it easy even in the quar­ter-fi­nals, then some­thing is wrong be­cause this is the world meet,” said Wee Kiong fol­low­ing the draw cer­e­mony at Bad­minton World Fed­er­a­tion (BWF) of­fice in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

Com­pa­tri­ots Chooi Kah MingLow Juan Shen, how­ever, face a daunt­ing task as they are in the bot­tom half along­side sec­ond seeds Mathias Boe-Carsten Mo­gensen of Den­mark, third seed Mar­cus Gideon Fer­naldi-Kevin San­jaya Suka­muljo of In­done­sia and sixth seeds Chai Biao-Hong Wei of China.

Kah Ming-Juan Shen will open their cam­paign against Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicholas Bonkowsky and Matthew Fog­a­rty of the United States.

The pair are drawn against BoeMo­gensen in the sec­ond round.

In the mixed dou­bles, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, who re­ceived a first round bye, are seeded eighth and will likely face In­done­sia’s Ir­fan Fad­hi­lah-Weni Ag­graini in the sec­ond round. Fabian Peter

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