MALAYSIA’s Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong never made the final of a single Super Series event this year.
But yesterday, the national men’s doubles players stormed into the final of the season finale Super Series Masters Finals at the Likas Indoor Stadium with an astounding 22-20, 21-14 win over compatriots Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari.
They will now take on Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung — who beat world champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan 22-20, 15-21, 21-16 in the other semi-final — and the stage is set for an explosive men’s doubles final.
Yesterday’s win was sweet revenge for Kien Keat-Boon Heong, who lost to Zakry-Fairuzizuan in the Hong Kong Open semi-finals earlier this month.
Numerous unforced errors and tiredness saw Zakry-Fairuzizuan dishing out a weak performance, making it even easier for Kien Keat-Boon Heong.
“It is good to finally make the final,” said a delighted Kien Keat.