MIXED doubles shuttler Goh Soon Huat had thought of quitting but didn’t do so because of his family, partner and BAM.
The 29-year-old, who partners Shevon Lai, admitted he was disappointed and frustrated with himself, when he was hit with a string of injuries after the Malaysia Open in April.
The Melaka-born first complained of dizziness, before pulling a thigh muscle and a hamstring injury, which forced him and his partner to skip several tournaments.
Now, with just a week before the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, Soon Huat has vowed to give his best in an effort to catch up with the rest.
“Yes, at some point I was really confused, I felt like giving up,” Soon Huat said yesterday.
“It was one injury after the other and I felt disappointed because I wasn’t the only one affected but my partner (Shevon) as well.
“However, I couldn’t just give up like that, I thought of my family, Shevon and BAM, who have done so much for me. I had to come back for them.”
Since returning to competition last month, Soon Huat-Shevon are still far from their best, reaching only one quarter-final at the Indonesia Open.
At the Japan and Thailand Opens, the World No 11 were sent packing in the first round.
Lucky for them, the draw for the world meet is not too tough.
Having received a first round bye, Soon Huat-Shevon are slated to face Japan’s Takuro Hoki-Wakana Nagahara of Japan in the second, and a possible showdown with former teammates, Chan Peng-Soon Goh Liu Ying in the third.
“There’s still a week to go and anything can happen,” added Soon Huat, who together with Shevon won the Singapore and German Open titles last year.