WITH a typhoon expected to slam into Manila today, national tennis player Syed Agil Syed Naguib believes the key to staying in medal contention at the Philippines Sea Games lies in the players’ ability to adapt to any change of courts.
The tennis competition is set to begin today at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and Syed Agil said he is am aware of it as “we were told about it on Thursday”.
“If they do switch venues on Sunday, it will be a bit tricky because we would have gotten used to the new courts (at Rizal Memorial) already (from practice sessions).
“But we will follow whatever plans they (organisers) have if the weather condition is bad,” said Syed Agil.
The weather predicament aside, the doubles specialist said he is in fine form and ready for action.
Agil will pair up with Shamirul Shahril Adam Das in men’s doubles and with Jawairiah Noordin in mixed doubles.
“I feel well-prepared and ready to play. I believe we have a positive chance of winning medals here,” said Syed Agil.
Tennis Malaysia are confident they can exceed their target of at least two bronze from the mixed and women’s doubles events.
Malaysia won a solitary bronze through Jawairiah-S.Theviya in women’s doubles at the 2017 KL Games.