Indra: 'Zii Jia is no Superman'

LEE Zii Jia is enjoying the form of his life, but it is almost impossible to expect him to win every single tournament.

The world No 5 has reached at least the semi-finals in all competitions (except for the Thomas Cup) since leaving the BA of Malaysia in January.

He even won two titles on the trot this month — Asian Championships and Thailand Open.

However, his coach Indra Wijaya wants fans to understand that winning titles alone is not the only objective.

"Zii Jia is no Superman. He is only human, and we cannot expect him to go out there and win every single time.

"I have always spoken about consistency. Since the start of the year, Zii Jia has been doing really well, and that is what we want to see.

"The goal here is to see how long he can play like this.

"At times, he will need to rest too. It is not the end of the world if Zii Jia does not win all the time," said Indra, who confirmed that Zii Jia will play in the Indonesia Masters on June 7-12, Indonesia Open (June 14-19), Malaysia Open (June 28-July 3), and the Malaysia Masters (July 5-10).

Zii Jia has yet to finalise his participation in other major tournaments.

"We will have to wait and see. For now, I can confirm that Zii Jia will play up until the Malaysia Masters in July.

"We will then decide after that if he should take a short break.

"The World Championships remain Zii Jia's biggest priority this year," added Indra.

The world meet will be held in Tokyo in August.

Zii Jia will open his Indonesia Masters campaign against Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen.

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