| Bangkok, Thailand | 9 May 2017 | Asia Samachar
Independent shuttlers Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub-Jagdish Singh reached the finals of the Smiling Fish International Challenge in Thailand over the weekend.
But the pair, ranked 58 in the world, were no match to China’s Kang Jun-Zhang Sijie as they lost 15-21, 15-21 in the final in Trang on 6 May 2016.
National team discards Azriyn-Jagdish also finished runners-up in the tournament last season, losing to Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Hendra Wijaya, reports The Star.
“It’s really disappointing to finish runners-up again,” admitted Jagdish. “We didn’t play well. We had a slow start in the first game. We started playing better in the second game but we were unable to match the Chinese’s pace and strength.
“We could have done a lot better. It’s a learning process and we hope to bounce back and do better next time. Our target is to keep improving and try to break into the top 30 this year. It is also our goal to qualify for the World Championships next year,” the report quoted Jagdish.
In the recent past, Jagdish had emerged as men’s doubles’ champion at the 2015 Sydney International.
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