Rexy reveals reasons behind Aaron-Wooi Yik's All England defeat

KUALA LUMPUR: Fajar Alfian-Muhammad Rian Ardianto were far superior, according to BA of Malaysia (BAM) coaching director Rexy Mainaky, after watching Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik lose to the Indonesian pair in the All England men's doubles final in Birmingham on Sunday,

World No. 5 pair did well by overcoming Indonesia's Muhammad Shohibul Fikri-Bagas Maulana and Taiwan's Lee Jhe Huei-Yang Po Hsuan en route to the final.

However, they found Fajar-Rian too hot to handle, losing 21-16, 21-16.

While Fajar-Rian earned US$96,200 (RM452,572) for their victory, Aaron-Wooi Yik took home US$45,500 (RM214,055).

Rexy noted that Aaron-Wooi Yik had opportunities to turn the final around but showed a lack of composure.

The pair will now return home to prepare for other tournaments before focusing on the Paris Olympics on July 26-Aug 11.

"Fajar-Rian dominated the net. Meanwhile, Woo Yik seemed uncomfortable, lacking some tenacity," said Rexy.

"Our pair found their rhythm when it was 10-10 in the second game, but it was not solid enough.

"They missed many opportunities to end rallies early, allowing the Indonesians to gain confidence."

Aaron-Wooi Yik's next tournament is the Asia Championships in Ningbo, China, on April 9-14.

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