Posted by: mylittlesnow | June 23, 2008

Congrats Zakry/Fairuzizuan, way to go!

Zakry Latif, Fairuzizuan

Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari, yes, remember these two names!

I am not sure how many of you are aware of this, but we have another young and upcoming pair in badminton and this certainly augurs well for our future in this sport. They just won back to back titles, which is Singapore Open as well as the Indonesian Open title. Not bad at all although a lot of the top pairs are not competing in these two tournaments, most of ’em are busy preparing for Olympics i guess. But still, Zakry and Fairuzizuan grab this opportunity given by winning both the tournaments and considering the fact that they have to beat one formidable pair (Candra and Tony Gunawan) along the way, i do seriously think they are certainly among the top few pairs in the world right now.

I have been trying to catch both of these young lads play ever since i heard glowing reviews from my fellow badminton kakis during the Thomas Cup. Back then, i heard that this young pair simply blew away their chinese opponents with fast attacking game. So finally, i managed to catch them in action during the finals of Indonesian Open and i must admit, they are definitely good! I was very impressed with their control in front of the net, dictating and controlling the shuttle, always trying to force Candra/Tony to lift the shuttle back to them for the kill. They know their strength and they play it to the max. I think to improve further, Zakry and Fairuzizuan will definitely need to polish up their defending skills. I think this is one area they really need to improve to become world beaters. If you’re facing Fu Haifeng, then your defence has to be top notch! I like the fact that they are both trying to encourage each other as well, something rarely seen from KKK and TBH’s partnership. The style of play between these two pairs are not really the same as well. For KKK and TBH, you’ll see KKK dominating the front court and trying to close down opponents shot but for Zac and Fairuz, it doesn’t matter who stands anywhere as long as they setup for the kill and that’s it.

So i do really hope that these victories will not get into their big heads like KKK, and hopefully, they will work hard and maintain their performance. Remember KKK/TBH taking the world by storm at last year’s All England as well as Swiss Open? And look what happens after that? So Zac and Fairuz, remember, it’s easy to go to the top but staying up there is even harder!



  1. congratez too.hping that they will do d best in their career.

  2. congratez too.luv to see their superb performance.
    luv u guys.

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