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Lost again. Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying are out of the Denmark Open after losing to new Korean pair Kim Ki-jung-Kim So-young on Thursday. Filepic .
ODENSE (Denmark): A blunt and toothless Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying crashed out in the second round of the mixed doubles at the Denmark Open yesterday.
The fifth seeds, who have been going through a bad patch, were again well below par as they lost 15-21, 22-20, 18-21 to the newly-formed South Korean partnership of Kim Ki-jung-Kim So-young in an hour.
There were no injuries to blame this time, just the sad fact that Malaysia’s top pair have again failed to show a cutting edge.
Even mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan was at a loss to describe their performance.
“They just didn’t play well at all ... they were not confident at all in making their shots,” said Jeremy.
“Every shot they took was probably just 50-50 ... and that just isn’t good enough.
“Right now, confidence is their biggest problem. They are very uncertain in matches like this although they are fine in training.
“They are also unable to adapt to the changes on court against different opponents ... and I think ego, in a way, is playing its part as both of them seem to have their own ideas.
“This is something they need to overcome. They need to figure out for themselves why they keep losing or else the rot will continue.”
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