Prospect, Fazriq Razif lived up to his top billing by defeating second seed, Alex Lanier of France 21-16 21-10 in just 33 minutes in the World Badminton U-15 Shonai Invitational 2019.
The youngest son of Malaysian badminton legend, Datuk Razif Sidek was delighted to lift his first singles title after previously winning the doubles title with Zhen Yi at the Badminton Asia U-17 and U-15 tournament in Myanamar last year.
Still only 15, Fazriq admitted that he enjoys playing in both singles and doubles category citing his father, Taufik Hidayat and Datuk Lee Chong Wei as idols.
The Bukit Jalil Sports School Form Three student is part of an 18-man squad list for the upcoming Asian Junior Championships in Suzhou, China next month.
Another Malaysian, Lee Xin Jie, failed to qualify for the girls’ singles quarter-finals after losing to Mutiara Ayu Puspitasari of Indonesia.