Not easy but Aaron seeking ways to stop free fall

Next target: Aaron Chia (right) and Soh Wooi Yik will be focusing on their preparations for the Asian Championships and Sudirman Cup.— AFP

PETALING JAYA: Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik are craving for the feeling that comes with winning matches again.

The national men’s doubles pair are currently going through a rough patch after suffering early-round exits in the German Open, All-England and Swiss Open recently.

Surprisingly, world No. 2 Aaron-Wooi Yik only won one match in Europe against unheralded homesters Arthur Boudier-Pham Minh Quang in the opening round in Basel.

The duo are desperate to get back to winning ways with the qualifying period for the 2024 Paris Olympics set to begin in May.

“When we lose, we feel that we need to improve on all aspects of our game,” said Aaron.

“It feels like, we haven’t won in a long time and we really want to get back on point and regain the winning feeling again.

“It’s not easy but we need to analyse where we have to do better and find solutions for our problems.”

“We will be having discussions on ways to improve ourselves with coach Tan Bin Shen and support staff when they return from guiding the players at the ongoing Osaka International Challenge.”

Aaron and Wooi Yik have about a month to get their act right before their next assignment - the Asian Championships in Dubai from April 25-30.

The duo can take inspiration from their performance in the tournament last year where they finished as runners-up.

After the Asian meet, Aaron and Wooi Yik need to get ready to face a hectic period where they will be competing in the prestigious Sudirman Cup in Suzhou (May 14-21), Malaysian Masters (May 23-28) and Thailand Open (May 30-June 4).

“For now, we will be focusing on our preparations for the Asian meet and Sudirman Cup,” said Aaron.

“We hope to bounce back soon as the Olympics qualifying period is starting in May.”

Aaron and Wooi Yik need to be on their toes in the Sudirman Cup as Malaysia face India, Taiwan and Australia in a tricky Group C.

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