watched his game in KK during the tournament.. got potential.. energetic... speed n power play game... i wonder why i never heard of his name before in the junior squad... the only junior player that i can remember is soong joo ven as his name always appeared in newspaper and tv compared to soo teck zhi
PASIR GUDANG: Former Asian Junior champion Soo Teck Zhi scored his first upset win in senior ranks when he dumped professional Mohd Arif Abdul Latif to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium.
The 19-year-old Teck Zhi showed great aggression when he ended his former senior Arif’s gallant run in the GP Gold with a convincing 21-12, 21-15 win.
Arif had beaten top seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand a a day ago.
After Thursday’s win, Teck Zhi vowed to give his next opponent, former world No. 3 Simon Santoso of Indonesia, a run for his money.
“Everyone is looking for the next Lee Chong Wei and I hope to be the one. Give me another one or two years,” said a confident Teck Zhi.