Hafiz, in full flow with his attacking game... Here's how Rajes Paul describes Hafiz's win in The Star Sport, 18 April 2008: With his poor physical condition of late, the 26-year-old Hafiz entered the court as the underdog but he turned on the power to beat world No. 3 Bao Chunlai of China 21-23, 21-14, 21-14 in a 57-minute third round match yesterday. Hafiz, in full flow with his attacking game, tore apart Chunlai to set up a clash against World Championships runner-up Sony Dwi Kucoro of indonesia in the quarter-finals. Boosted by the win, Hafiz said his morale was high ahead of the Thomas Cup Finals, which will be held in Jakarta from May 11-18. "This is really, really satisfying. I wanted to prove that my preparation is in order for the Thomas Cup Finals and that is why I went all out against Bao," said Hafiz. "My confidence was dented when Bao came from behind to win the first game. But I just threw whatever I had at him. Today my smashes and net play worked to my advantage." Congratulations to Hafiz. From the above description, one can conclude that Hafiz prevailed because he took more risk and concentrated on his attacking game to win. His physical condition must have improved because he could last almost an hour in this high level match and he attacked Bao into submission with his smashes. His mental strength has obviously returned too because he was able to forget his closely-fought first game loss to focus on his subsequent games for a win! His confidence has returned and this signals a good omen for Malaysia in the forthcoming Thomas Cup competion in Jakarta.