“This morning I receive news from my supporter in Indonesia, he is suffering cancer. He stated that could not come to Istora to support me as he has to undergo several treatments. Today I have shown my best qualities, hopefully he is doing the same,” said Chou Tien Chen.
A few days ago, one of Chou’s supporters from Indonesia who is suffering from cancer came to Istora to meet him. Chou and the supporter took the time to take a picture together. However, Chou could not receive a direct support from him today as he has to undergo treatments.
Nonetheless, Chou shows his support back to the supporters. “In the future, I would not just play for myself but I will also play for those who are in need, like him. Hope he has a speedy recovery,” he said.
On the other hand, Chou gave tribute to the supporter through a victory of 24-22, 17-21 and 21-13 over the Chinese player, Lin Dan in the match that was held in Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Thursday (18/7).
“It’s true today’s match was tight and tiring, he is one of the world’s best players and he played very well and controlled the game well, so I had to maintain my focus throughout the match. I had to focus on seeking chances to attack and I did the best I can do,” he said.