Young pair oozing confidence ahead of Malaysia Open 2019
KUALA LUMPUR (21 March 2019): After their impressive run to reach the 2019 All England final, it is evident that young national men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik are destined for big things.
Agreeing that their heroics at the All England Championship is a stepping stone to better things, Aaron-Wooi Yik are looking to up the ante and have set their sights on winning the men’s doubles title at the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2019.
“Wooi Yik and I hope to continue our positive performances in the Malaysia Open 2019 and will banking on our consistency,” said Aaron.
Aaron recognises that his partner and himself will have to be at their fighting best from the start if they hope to land the title as they will have to take on and beat some of the world’s best men’s doubles pairs.
“We have received a fairly difficult draw as we may have to face Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe in the second round. The tough run is expected to continue after the quarter-finals if we make it that far”, Aaron admitted.
“If it’s possible, I would like for us to reach the last four, but the ultimate goal is for us to go all the way and clinch the title, especially on home soil,” added a hopeful Aaron.
Aaron-Wooi Yik are scheduled to open their campaign against Marcus Ellis-Chris Langridge and if they beat the English pair, a possible second round showdown against fourth seeds and last edition’s runners-up, Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe or another Japanese pair in the form of Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi awaits them.
Other national shuttlers who will be in action in this year’s Malaysia Open include Lee Zii Jia, Goh Jin Wei, Soniia Cheah, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean, Vivian Hoo-Yap Cheng Wen, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai, Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing.
A host of professionals will also be carrying Malaysia’s hopes in this year’s edition. They are Liew Daren, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong, Arif Latif-Azriyn Ayub, and Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying.
The Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2019, which is part of the 2019 HSBC BWF World Tour, is slated for April 2-7, 2019 at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KLSC) and offers total prize money of US$700,000 for the winners of the respective categories.
Tickets are already on sale with prices varying based on the five different seating categories – upper, lower, premium, VIP and Superfan which offers passionate badminton fans the unique opportunity of experiencing all the action up close and personal in addition to receiving access to exclusive hospitality at Axiata Arena, an official program book and poster autographed by our national players. General ticketing details are available at http://www.myticket.asia/ and ticket hotline (+603-86050195).
The Upper category ticket ranges from RM25-RM40 up till the quarterfinals and priced at RM50 for the semi-finals and final. As for the Lower category, the price range is from RM35-RM55 for the early rounds and RM75 for the last two days. The Premium seats are priced at RM55-RM90 until the quarters and is set at RM150 for the semis and final.
For the VIP seats, the price ranges from RM80-RM250 until the quarters, whereas for the semis and final is at RM350. For those interested in the exclusive Superfan experience, they can purchase these tickets which is only available from the semi-finals onwards at RM750. There are also season passes ranging from RM160-RM1400. Students aged 4-18 years old or possess a valid student ID are entitled to a special discount up to 50% throughout the tournament.