BANGKOK: World No 7 Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai desperately seek to rediscover their form just before they return to competition in a month's time.
The independent mixed doubles pair ended their gruelling four back-to-back tournament schedule with yet another disappointment when they lost in the second round of the Thailand Masters today,
Soon Huat-Shevon went down tamely 21-15, 21-10 to world No 25 Hiroki Modirikawa-Natsu Saito, making it two consecutive defeats to the young Japanese duo following their previous loss at the Korea Open last year.
There's certainly a cause for concern for Soon Huat-Shevon as they have not been able to get past the quarter-final stage in their first four outings this year.
Besides crashing out in last week's Indonesia Masters quarter-finals, they exited the last 16 of the Malaysia Open and the first round of the India Open.
Seasoned campaigners Soon Huat-Shevon are seen as one of the best bets among the Malaysian pairs to qualify for the Paris Olympics.
The former Singapore Open winners hope to get things right in the next four weeks being away from competitions.
Soon Huat-Shevon are expected to return for the World Tour's European swing in March which comprises the German Open, All England, Spain Masters and Swiss Open.