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02-23-2012, 08:27 AM #681
Maybe shd put kkk back to mix doubles to have his work rate up and get thinner. I think he was thinner when he plays mix doubles.
02-23-2012, 01:23 PM #682
02-23-2012, 03:07 PM #683
03-03-2012, 01:04 AM #684
Kien Keat-Boon Heong regaining confidence but have some way to go
Friday, 02 Mar 2012
By K.M. Boopathy
MEN’S doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, despite showing glimpses of their former brilliance the last three weeks, are still not regarded as All England title contenders by their coach Tan Kim Her.Tan Boon Heong (left) and Koo Kien Keat have been told to focus on their first two matches at the All England in Birmingham starting Tuesday.
Kien Keat-Boon Heong led from the front to help Malaysia qualify for the Thomas Cup Finals in Macau two weeks ago where they also ended their six-match losing streak to South Korea’s No 2 Ko Sung Hyun-Yoo Yeon Seong.
Kien Keat partnered Lim Khim Wah to win the Selangor Open on Sunday but Kim Her feels they still have a long way to go to become the feared combination they once were and they must take it one match at a time in the All England, which starts in Birmingham on Tuesday.
The draw looks easy for the duo until the last eight as they will play Japan’s Naoki Kawamae-Shoji Sato in the first round and are then expected to meet Hong Wei-Shen Ye of China but Kien Keat-Boon Heong have lost to lesser known pairs previously.
Hong Wei-Shen Ye have beaten Kien Keat-Boon Heong and this is the reason why Kim Her doesn’t want to leave anything to chance. The coach is not even thinking about a potential clash against World No 2 Jung Jae Sung-Lee Yong Dae in the quarter-finals.
Jae Sung-Yong Dae have an impressive record of 12 wins in 14 meetings against the Malaysians and Kim Her wants Kien Keat-Boon Heong to focus on their first two matches.
“I always remind Kien Keat-Boon Heong to become hunters and target the opponents but they must also be prepared and be realistic. Let’s not talk about beating Jae Sung-Yong Dae yet as Kien Keat-Boon Heong’s resurgence has just begun,” said a cautious Kim Her.
“Macau was a good motivation for them but I am not going to set them a target. They should take it one match at a time. Let them beat the Japanese pair in the first round first.
“Hong Wei-Shen Ye are also strong and have beaten Kien Keat-Boon Heong, so the second round is not as easy as it looks.”
Kim Her added: “I was unable to push them in training because of back-to-back tournaments (Thomas Cup qualifiers and the Selangor Open) so I have not set any targets for them.
“They must show steady progress but the most important thing is to peak in the London Olympics. There’s no point winning international titles now but fail in the Olympics.”
Despite Kim Her’s caution, Kien Keat-Boon Heong’s current form suggests they will meet Jae Sung-Yong Dae in the last eight and the match will show if the Malaysian pair have made progress.
Kien Keat-Boon Heong’s fitness has been their biggest worry but there has been improvement since Roesdi Ghani was assigned as their physical trainer four weeks ago.
Roesdi, who has been in charge of World No 1 Lee Chong Wei for the last six years, will also help Hafiz Hashim and world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli until the Thomas Cup Finals in May.
Zulfadli has also received a letter of invitation from BA of Malaysia (BAM) general manager Kenny Goh yesterday and will join training on Monday under Hendrawan.
Courtesy of New Straits Times
03-03-2012, 01:38 AM #685
03-03-2012, 03:14 AM #686
The funny thing is coaches have no say in deciding on timing of local tournaments. Although it s clear that local tournaments disrupt the training schedule, TKH seemed to go along with NCC strategy of scheduling local tournaments before major tournaments like AE and WC. This seems to be a departure from the past. Something s fishy about NCC strategy which sabotages rather than supports MAS players performance internationally. Why would NCC do that consistently? What s in it for him?
03-03-2012, 03:27 AM #687
03-03-2012, 03:57 AM #688
03-03-2012, 05:22 AM #689
03-03-2012, 05:38 AM #690
03-03-2012, 06:42 AM #691
03-03-2012, 06:55 AM #692
Totally out of whack. Credibility totally gone. Sad.
03-03-2012, 09:49 AM #693
03-05-2012, 05:44 PM #694
Tan Kim Her plays down Kien Keat-Boon Heong’s chances in London Olympics
The Malaysian doubles head coach Tan Kim Her played down the duo of Kien Keat-Boon Heong, chances to make into the top four for London Olympics 2012.
Only top four doubles teams of the world will be awarded seeding in the mega event and World Number six Malaysian duo has very low chances to topple World Number four duo Ko Sung Hyun-Yoo Yeon Seong of South Korea in this seeding race even if they win the All England Open and the upcoming India Open.
03-05-2012, 10:18 PM #695
If they are really good and top form during OG, it doesn t really matter whether seeded or not. It will be the seeded who will be scared.
03-05-2012, 10:54 PM #696
Will Koo/Tan gonna perform well in All-England this week especially they gonna face the uprising and recent German GP champion Hong Wei/Ye Shen from CHN...?
IT DOESN'T MATTER WILL KOO/TAN GONNA PERFORM WELL...!!
03-06-2012, 12:21 AM #697
Everyone wants them to do well. The only concern of course is consistency.
I also don't think they will do well in this AE. Proof me wrong KKK. Boleh?
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