Thomas Cup: China full of confidence to beat Malaysia

CHENGDU, May 3 (Bernama) — Ten-time champions China are not mincing words as they prepare for tomorrow’s Thomas Cup 2024 semi-final against Malaysia here.

China’s No. 2 men’s doubles player, Ren Xiangyu, acknowledges the fact that Malaysia is a strong team, but exudes confidence and will be the driving force for victory at home at the Chengdu High-Technology District Sports Center. He said he is relying on the strong support of

“We are very confident of winning tomorrow’s match,” he told reporters at the Mixed Zone here.

Yesterday, Xiang Yu and partner He Zhi Ting saw off Dhruv Kapila-K to earn a point for his country. Sai Prateek helped China defeat reigning champions India 3-1 in the quarterfinals, 21-10.

In the past four matches between China and Malaysia since 2010, the host country had the advantage, winning all of them.

The last time the two teams met in the Thomas Cup was in Wuhan, China in 2012, when the home team defeated the five-time champions 3-0 in the last eight.

Regarding a possible matchup with Malaysia’s second doubles player Goh Sefei-Nur Izuddin Ramsani, Gee Ting said the current world No. 15 duo have a similar gameplay to theirs. Stated.

“They are very fast and have overall strength and technique,” ​​he said.

Thomas Cup 2024 concludes this Sunday.

— Bernama

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