In the quarter-final tie between Malaysia and Indonesia, Malaysia had hopes of getting through by winning 2 singles and 1 double; Indonesia was thinking of winning 1 single and 2 doubles. But as it turned out Malaysia lost in the first and second singles and the second doubles, only winning the 1st double.
Against the prevailing thinking the Malaysian 1st double pair of CHOONG TAN FOOK & LEE WAN WAH bt LULUK beat HADIYANTO & ALVEN YULIANTO 15-12, 15-6.
Even though the 2nd double pair of CHEW CHOON ENG & KOO KIEN KEAT lost to the Indonesians, they went down fighting all the way and this pair was a revelation. They lost 9-15, 15-13, 12-15 to the Indonesian pair of FLANDI LIMPELE & ENG HIAN.
For a detailed account of the tie, go here.
Now where did how strategy go wrong and we are again coming home empty handed, our coach Misbun explains.
Malaysia last won the Thomas Cup in 1992, ie 12 years ago. For an account of the final tie between Malaysia and Indonesia on that occasion see this account at SuaraMalaysia.
Badminton fans, especially those interested in the Thomas/Uber Cup Championships, here is an interesting site :: BadmintonPlanet.
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