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04-20-2007, 10:51 PM #1
Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty can shine in Beijing
Badminton: Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty can shine in Beijing
By : K.M. Boopathy
Pei Tty (front) and Fairuzizuan clinched the mixed doubles Asian Games bronze medal.
NATIONAL doubles coach Rexy Mainaky believes the pairing of Fairuzizuan Tazari and Wong Pei Tty could be Malaysia’s mixed doubles trump card in next year’s Beijing Olympics if the duo show 100 per cent commitment.
Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty, who took the bronze in the Doha Asian Games when playing as a pair for the first time, proved it was not a fluke when they reached the semi-finals of the recent Asian Badminton Championships.
Pei Tty previously partnered Koo Kien Keat but Rexy wants the latter to focus strictly on the men’s doubles with Tan Boon Heong as their objective is to win the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur in August and the Beijing Olympics gold.
Rexy, who has seen the potential in some men’s doubles players, had proposed a full time mixed doubles squad which has been agreed to and they will start training later this month.
Besides Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty, junior pair Tan Wee Kiong-Woon Khe Wei and Hoon Thien How-Ooi Sock Ai have also been showing good progress and the three pairs will battle it out for two Olympic slots.
"I see Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty as our number one mixed doubles pair. They could spring a surprise in the Olympics. However, much depends on Pei Tty’s priority," said Rexy.
"Both players can continue focusing on the men’s and women’s doubles but as far as I’m concerned, their chances of making an impact lie in the mixed doubles.
"China are too strong in the women’s doubles and it is almost impossible to beat them to reach the semi-finals. China are sure to have three pairs and Pei Tty and (Chin) Eei Hui must avoid them in early rounds to reach the last four but, eventually, must beat one of them to secure a medal.
"It is an open affair in the mixed doubles and the chances are definitely better."
Rexy expects Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty to continue their progress by reaching at least the quarter-finals in the Singapore Open on May 1-6.
Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty must get past England’s world champions Nathan Robertson-Gail Emms to reach the last eight but Rexy has confidence in the new combination and believes they can do it.
Fairuzizuan is not quite ready to give up playing doubles. He previously partnered Lin Woon Fui but currently plays with Zakry Latif, and the pair reached the last four of the Asian Championships.
"I still regard the doubles as my priority through which I hope to qualify for the Olympics. But I will also give my full commitment to the mixed doubles," said Fairuzizuan.
"I may qualify for the Olympics in the mixed doubles and it will be a bonus if I can do it in the doubles too."
"Playing in two events will also help me improve my tactics and physical condition," Fairuzizian added.
Rexy had even split the pairing of Zakry Latif and Khe Wei and instead allowed the latter to partner Wee Kiong.
Wee Kiong-Khe Wei justified that decision when they reached the quarter-finals of the Asian Championships eventually losing to Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty.
Rexy is also happy with the commitment shown by Thien How in both the men’s doubles and mixed doubles and the 21-year-old’s hardwork could be rewarded with a chance to play in the Olympics.
Last edited by cheeyf; 04-20-2007 at 10:55 PM.
04-21-2007, 12:58 AM #2
Anyway i stil doubt their ability to won Olympic gold!!I m ok wit Fairuz,but i m not conffident wit Pei tty..However there is room for them to improve..hope they can prove to us in the following tournament!!We should be proud tat there are so many talented n potential player in our country!!Not all player are perfect,so we should put hope on them!!This world is full of surprise n miracle!!Anything can happen!!
04-21-2007, 02:13 AM #3
Originally Posted by Felicia_txh
04-21-2007, 04:58 AM #4
Cha yook! cha yook! fairuz/pei tty..
04-21-2007, 06:12 AM #5
hope that they will have a very good result too..
04-21-2007, 07:10 AM #6
Glad to know that MAS now is serious in XD department.Hope the player can performed well.Good Luck.It's a bonus if they performed well in Olympics.Nothing is impossible in badminton.
04-21-2007, 08:36 PM #7
i seriously think that the junior pair of woon khe wei/tan wee kiong has a really good future in XD....
05-07-2007, 02:50 AM #8
Originally Posted by **KZ**
05-16-2007, 08:44 AM #9
Originally Posted by Felicia_txh
Fairuz can be too tense sometimes and lacks composure. I have personally seen this in S'pore Open in Fairuz's MD q-final, they had no business losing to Kido/Setiawan. Imagine a half court simple kill going to the net or out of court, not once, but many times. You can see it in Indonesian Open too.
Pei Tty is a pretty decent XD player, can match the THA, KOR and DEN XD girls at the front court anytime, but perhaps still not as dominant as CHN and ENG, and not as quick as INA's Polii or Natsir. But even though her smash is not that powerful, she has good angles. That's how she and Koo beat Rasmussen/Nielsen in World Championship q-finals to land them a bronze. Rasmussen tried several flick serves didn't work out, she just killed 'em off.
Woon/Tan, being younger, of course have even higher potential, especially if they can fully specialize in XD. The only question here is whether they can be ready in time for the Olympics .....
05-16-2007, 12:32 PM #10
i agree with u abedeng. Pei Tty is good at net and she also surprised me with her smashes in WC 06.
it went till 290 km/h.i watch d AG XD on tv and also noticed that fairuz is a bit nervous sometimes.
hope both of them can improve more.
yea woon/tan have a good future
all the best to both pairs
hoping to see them making mas proud
05-16-2007, 11:13 PM #11
SmashOriginally Posted by cheeyf
most gal just enjoy being pretty hehehe!!
Hope the scenario change now...
Be pretty & sporty.....
About the smash... I think pei tty cant continously smassh with that speed
05-16-2007, 11:37 PM #12
haha then u think it was a technical error or something?? hihihih
05-17-2007, 12:07 AM #13
why not pair pt with ccm ? should leave fairuz concentrate on the md.
rexy has plenty of guys to choose..... is he going to be the XD coach ?
07-09-2007, 07:04 AM #14
07-09-2007, 07:11 AM #15
aiya wrong.. why did i post zakry's pics in fairuz-pei tty's thread..
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