Lost and lonesome Doubles coach Rexy cuts forlorn figure in training Haresh Deol Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 05:58:00 http://www.mmail.com.my/content/81623-lost-and-lonesome KUALA LUMPUR: It was an unusual picture at Juara Stadium at Bukit Kiara yesterday — so unusual that it certainly raised the eyebrows of those present. Former national shuttler Razif Sidek was pacing between courts, handing out pointers to national doubles players Koo Kien Keat, Tan Boon Heong and Hoon Thein How, while also coaching KLRC pairs Gan Teik Chai and Tan Bin Shen, and Zakry Abdul Latif and Fairuzizuan Tazari. National doubles coach Rexy Mainaky, meanwhile, was seated at the far end of the courts — away from the players — surrounded by a handful of journalists. Even BA of Malaysia (BAM) general manager Kenny Goh seemed surprised with what he saw on the courts but chose to remain silent. Razif has made public his intentions of wanting to serve KLRC. That could materialise sooner than expected as the pairing of Zakry-Fairuzizuan seem to have a soft spot for the former shuttler. Teik Chai-Bin Shen also seem to enjoy Razif’s company on the court. It is crucial for both pairs to obtain the services of a doubles expert in their bid to secure a spot for the London Olympics next year. "As far as we are concerned, he (Razif) is training us," said Zakry. "Perhaps he will join KLRC soon, if the terms are right," added Fairuzizuan, without wanting to elaborate further. Rexy, meanwhile, has been sidelined after Kien Keat-Boon Heong announced they would prefer to train under Pang Cheh Chang instead. Rexy has apparently given his blessings for the duo to move on with another coach. The Indonesian is now waiting for the decision by BAM’s coaching and training committee tomorrow. It is highly unlikely Rexy will be given the axe but he could be handed a new role. "There’s nothing to say at this point in time. This episode has taught me who my real friends are. When all is well, everyone praises you. The minute things go down, you’re left all alone. This is life I suppose," he said.