THE 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be out of reach for national men’s doubles Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani, but not the Thomas Cup in Aarhus, Denmark on May 16-24.
Currently fourth in the pecking order, the World No 25 are determined to prove their mettle this season, beginning with the Asia Team Championships in Manila, the Philippines on Feb 11-16.
Sze Fei-Izzuddin are also hoping to achieve a new career-high ranking this season.
“Usually, we do not think too much about achieving certain targets as it only adds pressure.
“However, Izzuddin and I really want to make the Thomas Cup squad in May.
“Apart from that, we also want to break into the top-20 bracket on the world ranking.
“We want to know what that would feel like,” said Sze Fei at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara yesterday.
Since reaching the Malaysia Masters final in 2017, the duo have struggled to stay afloat.
Their best achievement since then was winning the India International Challenge later the same year.
And as for ranking, their best was reaching No 23 last November.
However, under the care of Indonesian Paulus Firman, Sze Fei-Izzuddin have started believing in themselves.
Their reward was being included by the BA of Malaysia (BAM) for the Asian team meet.