Rexy: Malaysian men’s pairs have ways to counter Danes
KUALA LUMPUR: The Danish doubles players hold an advantage in the badminton game played under the 21-point best-of-five games rally-scoring format.
The Danes, according to Malaysia’s national doubles coach Rexy Mainaky, have good serves. And he thinks that this will be an important key to the success of a pair in the Beijing Olympics.
“The service is really important and I think, the Danes are the masters when it comes to this skill. They have variety in their serves and often, they trap their opponents to make the mistakes,” he said.
Denmark will be banking on their seasoned campaigners Jens Eriksen-Martin Lundgaard Hansen and Lars Paaske-Jonas Rasmussen for honours in the Olympics.
But having said that, Rexy said that the Malaysians had analysed their opponents’ game. And they had come out with ways to counter the services from the Danes.
The Malaysian pairs in the fray are Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.
The Malaysians can only cross path with the Danes in the semi-finals with Kien Keat-Boon Heong taking on Paaske-Rasmussen and Tan Fook-Wan Wah up against two-time All-England champions Eriksen-Lundgaard Hansen.