Ivan Yuen (left) and Harinderpal Sandhu in the NSC Series No. 1 championships final which Ivan won. The duo meet again in the final of the WSA Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit.
PUTRAJAYA: Just three days after national No. 4 squash player Ivan Yuen defeated India's Harinderpal Sandhu in the NSC Series No. 1 championships, the duo are set to meet again.
Ivan on Saturday booked his place in the final of the opening leg of the WSA Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit at the Precinct 11’s Neighbourhood Complex 11 here.
The Selangor-born player started off by beating Elvinn Keo 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4 in the quarter-finals. He later returned to the court to beat Mohd Addeen Idrakie 11-13, 11-4, 13-11, 11-9 in the semi-finals.
“I just wanted to enjoy my game for this tournament as I would not want to apply pressure on myself. After Thursday’s victory, I decided to keep my feet on the ground and focus on taking each game at a time,” said the 23-year-old.
“Addeen seemed to be struggling with a knee injury he picked up against (Mohd) Syafiq in the quarter-finals. However, he kept on pressing and played very well. I managed to control the game and am happy to reach the final.
“The final against Harinderpal will not be easy despite the win against him two days ago. The court here is harder to play due to the hot conditions. However, I’m looking forward to the final and will focus on my strategy,” he added.
Meanwhile, in the women’s category, Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz Wing will face Ahn Eun-chan of South Korea after both won their respective semi-final matches.