PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s reigning Asian juniors champion Soo Teck Zhi will be out to make amends for his disappointment in the mixed team badminton event when the boys’ singles event at the ongoing World Junior Championships starts in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Teck Zhi, who failed to deliver the crucial point for Malaysia in the tie against Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the mixed team event last week, is all pumped up to end his junior career on a high. He will not be eligible to play in next year’s world junior meet.
Said Teck Zhi: “I am ready to give my best for the country. I am feeling good and ready for the battle.”
In the individual competition starting Tuesday, Teck Zhi is the number one seed. He has received a first-round bye and will begin his campaign against Mexico’s Luis Garrido in the second round Wednesday.
The 18-year-old Teck Zhi suffered a shock defeat in the mixed team’s quarter-finals to Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie last week and is itching to bounce back.