Malaysia will have two representatives in the 2023 Malaysia Masters finals after men's and women's doubles pairs Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun and Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah dished out ruthless performances to win in straight games.

Tan-Thinaah were first to book their place in Sunday’s final, before Man-Tee finished with a flourish in the final match of the day at the Axiata Arena.

Similar to earlier rounds, Tan-Thinaah were made to slog hard for their win, needing 92 minutes before they overcame world number five duo Jeong Na Eun-Kim Hye Jeong 21-19, 23-21.

The world number 11 pair were solid, composed, patient and their chemistry stood out as one of the key factors of the win.

This match had looked to be heading to a decider when Jeong-Kim took a 11-2 lead in the second game after conceding the first.

But Tan-Thinaah, who had mounted several impressive comebacks this week, did not surrender easily and instead stayed patient during the long rallies.

As a result Jeong-Kim started to make mistakes, and coupled with the Malaysians’ persistence, the victory was sealed in front of thousands of delighted fans at the Axiata Arena.

“It’s like a dream for us. The past few matches have been tiring, but the fans have really motivated us. In the second game, we didn’t think too much about the gap. We just set out to make every point count.

“We were more patient than them, and that strategy worked. When we enjoy our game, we play well. We are expecting another long match in the final, but we’ll be prepared,” they said.

Tan-Thinaah next face another South Korean pair Baek Ha-Na-Lee Soo-Hee in the final, whom they beat en route to winning last year’s French Open.

Meanwhile, Man-Tee needed only 46 minutes to dispose of Indonesia’s Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin 21-17, 22-20.

The world number 26 pair were composed throughout the contest, a trait that should serve them well against South Korea’s Kang Min-hyuk-Seo Seung-jae in the final.

Man-Tee said Tan-Thinaah’s win gave them confidence.

“This is our fourth tournament in Malaysia, and we did not do well, especially last year. So this time we just wanted to go out and enjoy ourselves. Pearly-Thinaah winning also gave us confidence,” they said.

The last Malaysian representatives to feature in a final on home soil were Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi at the 2019 Malaysia Masters.