PETALING JAYA: Mohd Fazriq Razif (pic) insists his dismal outing ultimately week’s 100PLUS Nationwide Junior Rating Problem was only a slight hiccup in his badminton profession.
The 16-year-old went into the inner meet because the second highest-ranked participant among the many 10 rivals in Group A, the highest division, however might solely handle eighth spot – simply above the relegation zone.
Having misplaced all his opening 5 matches, Fazriq recovered strongly to win the remaining 4 fixtures however his late comeback proved futile. Fazriq, nonetheless, remains to be optimistic about his prospects within the singles occasion.
He admitted being upset together with his failure to realize a high three goal which might have ensured the chance to play towards back-up members of the senior squad.
“I used to be having a tough time getting my rhythm within the early matches, ” stated Fazriq, who’s ranked No. 23 on this planet junior rankings.
“My efficiency improved within the later a part of the meet. I managed to win the final 4 matches, however it wasn’t ok for me to qualify for the playoffs (towards the seniors).“So a giant lesson realized this time. I should actually get myself ready bodily and mentally from the get go sooner or later, ” stated Fazriq.
Fazriq confused that final week’s consequence won’t sway his choice to decide on both singles or doubles as his specialisation subsequent 12 months.
Fazriq can also be a confirmed doubles shuttler and has proven glimpses of his potential to emulate his legendary father Datuk Razif Sidek, who along with Fazriq’s uncle Jalani, received the All-England doubles title in 1982.
He’s presently the world No. 10 boys’ doubles pair with Justin Hoh, additionally 16.
“It’s not going to have any affect in any respect as a result of proper now, I’m not even interested by it but (choice on which occasion to concentrate on), ” stated Fazriq.
“I’m nonetheless attempting my finest for each occasions. I don’t assume I did badly for singles, actually. Within the first rating problem (in March), I received seven out of my 9 matches to be ranked second.”
Ought to Fazriq finally go for doubles, he has conceded that he might want to search a brand new accomplice and begin afresh as Justin had already picked the singles occasion as his precedence.