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Tsz Fung Yip in action at the Grasshopper Cup in Switzerland

Tsz Fung Yip Confident of Reaching Top 20 in Rankings

As we look ahead to another season, the PSA's Matt Coles has been talking to the stars of the PSA World Tour about their 2019-20 campaigns. Here he catches up with Hong Kong’s Tsz Fung Yip.
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After a season which saw Tsz Fung Yip reach his highest ever career ranking of World No.21, the Hong Kong star is looking ahead to the future.

For the 2019-2020 season, Fung Yip wants to make that move back up the rankings, and reach the top 20 for the first time in his career.

“It’s always a good feeling reaching a career high. It gives me confidence that I can achieve more in the future. It always boost my eagerness in reaching the top 20,” Fung Yip admitted.

Although reaching that ranking might be his ultimate goal, Hong Kong’s No.3 admitted that he is just hoping to start the season playing well.

If he does that, then he believes that his World Ranking will improve naturally.

“[The goal] would be to kick start the season well to boost my ranking. The main focus would be to play well in each and every match and hopefully the results would reflect that and I can reach the top 20,” the Hongkonger explained.

Fung Yip at the Black Ball Open in Cairo

Looking back to the 2018-2019 campaign, the now-World No.34 admitted that he had a lengthy season, with the Asian Games coming at the very start.

Despite that, Fung Yip believes he played some good squash as well as some not so good squash. However, his best performance came in Macau, where he reached the semi finals.

“For me, with the important Asian Games right at the start of last season, it has been quite a long season,” he said.

“I would think that there are some ups and downs in the campaign, with some good and bad performances.

“I would say the Macau Open was my best performance. I didn’t win the tournament but I feel that I played some good squash there and had my chances, executing a game plan that I would like to play according to.”

The Hong Kong star will get his campaign underway at the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open, which begins on Wednesday 4th September.

Keep a look out for the next player’s preview ahead the 2019-20 season in the coming days, as Canadian Danielle Letourneau previews her campaign.

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