On Sunday in Macau Open Grand Prix Gold 2013, Malaysia ranked number 2 Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong won their first ever men’s doubles title. It was a perfect giver for their former coach Paulus Firman who guided them for almost a year. Paulus Firman will be leaving back to his home country this Wednesday due to family problems.
Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong who is the world number 10 and should be climbing up the rankings after this win and seeded 2nd in this tournament pulled of an upset to world number 8 and the number 1 seeeds Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin of Taiwan, winning 21-16, 21-19. I think it’s a great win for Hoon Thien How who was in the national for over a decade and has been changing partner since winning the world junior title in 2004 with Tan Boon Heong.
Another cheer in the tournament would be the young upcoming star in the women’s singles event, 18-year-old starlet P.V. Sindhu in the women’s singles final. She scored a 21-15, 21-12 win over Michelle Li to deny the Canadian