Datuk Lee Chong wei has won the 1st Match in Thomas Cup 2014 Final. There are more than 60% chances of winning of this year Thomas Cup.

IT HAS been 22 years since Malaysia won the Thomas Cup but the then captain Razif Sidek is unable to forget the celebrations at Stadium Negara.
Leading the Malaysian team to win the Thomas Cup was one of the two highlights of his badminton career. The other was winning the All England men’s doubles crown, with younger brother Jalani, in 1982. The brothers also won the bronze medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
But for Razif, lifting the Thomas Cup was a proud moment as they were not ranked among the favourites.
“But we overcame the odds and became the champions in front of Malaysian fans. We were really surprised with the fans’ support. Their presence created a carnival atmosphere and also motivated us,’’ said Razif.

Badminton fans were thrilled as the national shuttlers made it to the Thomas Cup final but hoped their enthusiasm will not be dampened by a poor performance judging by past experiences.

Malaysia lost to Indonesia in the 2002 final and last lifted the prestigious trophy in 1992.

Gan will cheer the loudest as she wants a public holiday if Malaysia win the Thomas Cup.

There were others who remained realistic, adding Malaysia had a 50-50 chance to win as they had surprised many for even making it this far.
The possibility of a public holiday had also enticed the fans. A public holiday was declared when Malaysia won 
in 1992.
“I want a public holiday... that is why I will cheer the loudest!” said H.P. Gan, 26.

Let Us support our Malaysia Team together and hope for a public holiday tomorrow 

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