# Malaysia should make the semis with the right strategies
# ‘Good draw’ says BAM technical director Morten Frost
By Rizal Abdullah
Malaysia, runners-up to Japan at the last edition in New Delhi, India were handed a “good draw” in the Thomas Cup quarter-finals in Kunshan, China.
The Malaysians will face Group D runners-up Taiwan for a place in the last four and things look good for Malaysia.
The Malaysians ended their group campaign with an unbeaten record after winning all their Group C matches – England (4-1), Germany (5-0) before the 3-2 win over the strong South Koreans which gave them top spot.
Finishing on top in their group meant Malaysia was one of the four seeded teams for the quarter-final draw.
Badminton Association of Malaysia technical director Morten Frost described the quarter-final draw as a “good draw” which augurs well for Malaysia to look beyond the Taiwan match.
Defending champions Japan, who beat Malaysia 3-2 in the final in New Delhi, will face European champions Denmark in the quarter-finals. In other quarter-final matches hot favourites China will meet South Korea, while strong contenders Indonesia will take in Hong Kong.
In the Uber Cup quarter-finals defending champions China drew Taiwan and Japan will meet Denmark. Thailand will face India and Indonesia’s quarter-final opponents are South Korea.
China vs South Korea
Indonesia vs Hong Kong
Denmark vs Japan
Malaysia vs Taiwan
China vs Taiwan
Indonesia vs South Korea
Thailand vs India
Japan vs Denmark