Aaron-Wooi Yik eye grand show at Malaysia Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Men's doubles Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik hope to provide badminton fans with an exciting show at the Super 1000 Malaysia Open next week.

Aaron wants to give back to the fans, especially when competing in a home tournament.

He said winning a title or two before July would be a significant boost heading into the Paris Olympics.

Contrary to common belief, Aaron revealed that he and Wooi Yik feel no pressure playing in front of their home fans.

"We would love to do well since our previous best at the Malaysia Open was only the semi-finals in 2022.

"Hopefully, with the support of the fans, we can reach the final this time. Title or no title, we will think about it then."

The world No. 4 will face Denmark's Rasmus Kjaer-Frederik Sogaard in the opening round, with a potential encounter against compatriots Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani in the second round.

Aaron-Wooi Yik, known to turn up at major events, won their first World Tour title at the Denmark Open in October.

Motivated by this achievement, they are eager for more success.

"After winning the Denmark Open, we are fired up to give our all and win more this season.

"It will be good if we win a title or two before the Olympics.

"Whatever it is, the Olympic gold remains the ultimate target," added Aaron.

Other Malaysian pairs looking to make an impact include world No. 12 Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi and 19th-ranked Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun.

The Malaysia Open starts on Tuesday at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil.

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