Zii Jia’s credentials at stake as childhood rival looms at China Open

Dangerous opponent: Lee Zii Jia has named 22-year-old Loh Kean Yew of Singapore as one of the top contenders for the Philippines SEA Games gold. — AFP

PETALING JAYA: For national No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia, beating his childhood rival Loh Kean Yew of Singapore will be top of his agenda at next week’s Fuzhou China Open.

Zii Jia’s credentials at the Philippines SEA Games from Nov 30-Dec 11 will be put to the test as he faces world No. 31 Kean Yew in the first round of the second-tier World Tour tournament.

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