Time for redemption
The Axiata Cup is the perfect place for Malaysia’s top shuttlers to start their road to redemption.
Former world No. 1 in the men’s doubles Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong and world No. 3 mixed pair Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are slowly getting back to their best and will look to turn on the style in the richest mixed team badminton event. Although it has been three years since they last won a Superseries title, Kien Keat and Boon Heong have consistently qualified for the semi-finals and finals of the major tournaments and this tournament is the perfect platform for them to showcase their talents.
Liu Ying, who has just recovered from an ankle injury, is also determined to put up a strong performance. Liew Daren, the only other Malaysian apart from Datuk Lee Chong Wei to win a Superseries tournament, will lead the men’s singles charge with Chong Wei Feng. Tee Jing Yi will play in the mixed singles while Lim Yin Loo is the back-up for the mixed doubles.
After failing to reach the final of the inaugural tournament, the Malaysian Tigers will be ready to roar loudly in this year’s Axiata Cup.