KUALA LUMPUR: Professional shuttler Lee Zii Jia failed to end his season on a winning note after he was knocked out of the 2023 China Masters quarterfinals in Shenzen today.
The world No 11 went down tamely 21-11, 21-12 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in 40 minutes at the Shenzen Bay Gymnasium arena.
Despite the defeat, Zii Jia expressed satisfaction with his overall performance but said he needs to be more ruthless.
“My game is getting better and better but I think there are many things I have to work on. I hope to be more consistent next year,” he said in an audio recording shared by the Badminton World Federation.
The Kedah-born shuttler won one title this year, the Arctic Open in Finland, as well as finishing runner-up in the Denmark Open in October.