‘Job far from over’, coach Flandi reminds charges


PETALING JAYA: Head coach Flandi Limpele does not want Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik to be easily satisfied and distracted after toppling Indonesians Kevin Sanjaya-Marcus Fernaldi in the quarter-finals.

“The job is far from over although I’m pleased with their upset win,” said Flandi.

Yesterday, Aaron-Wooi Yik complemented each other well to smash their way past favourites and world No. 1 Kevin-Marcus to set up a meeting with China’s former world champions Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen in today’s semi-finals at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo.

It was the world No. 9’s first breakthrough against Kevin-Marcus and the presence of Indonesian Flandi has surely made a difference in their win yesterday.

Flandi took over the men’s doubles department in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic only last year but there has been steady progress in the men’s doubles players.

When asked whether he was harassed by the Indonesian fans after the shocking result, Flandi said: “No, not at all. We are all professionals and the fans are all sporting.”

On the match against China today, Flandi hopes the Malaysians will remain focused and confident with their own abilities.

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