Chan Peng Soon And Goh Liu Ying Wins Thailand Masters 2018
Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying again proved why they are the best partners for Malaysia badminton team.They mixed doubles seeds wins Thailand Masters 2018. They got paired after a long gap of 8 months and still came out to win the title. The understanding between two players can be seen on the court as well.
In their first tournament after 8 months gap they clinched out the title with a strong win over Thailand players. 2016 Rio Olympic Silver Medalists beat home favourites Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Puttita Supajirakul, 21-15, 14-21, 21-16 in the final in Bangkok.
Both have started their year with an admirable title win and are looking forward to bring out their best. They had to go apart from each other earlier because of shoulder injury of Goh Liu Ying. But still the players came back strongly and clinched out the Thailand Masters 2018 in a dramatic way.
They named first set on their way easily by winning it 21-15. In the second set they lacked attention and as a result lost it 14-21. As expected game went on to the decider where Malaysian player looked better in second half of the set. Thai players took the lead of 4-8 but it got reduced to 9-11 at the mid break. Then a time came where Malaysian took the lead of 3 points and managed to get 14-11. But still somehow Thai players came back 13-14. But from there onwards the show stoppers was Malaysian pair. From there they played like champions and took 7 straight points to win title 21-14.
Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia also enjoyed the final against Leong Jun Hao as he easily outblasted the 19-year old boy. He won the title 21-16 and 21-15 in just 43 minutes. Leong Jun Hao however settled for Silver medal.
After the match he said, “Although I lost in the final, but I am happy with my achievement at Thailand Masters. I was able to learn many things from Tommy, such as how he ran his offensive and defensive strategies, which had given me a lot of tough times.”
Other winners of Thailand Masters 2018 were Nitchaon Jindapol (women’s singles), Tinn Isriyanet/Kittisak Namdash (men’s doubles) and Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai (women’s doubles).