ZAKRY/FAIRUZ DEFY ODDS

Not many gave them a chance to make it to the main draw. But not only have Mohd Zakry Latif/Mohd Fairuzizuan Tazari made it through the qualifiers, they have gone past the first round of the main draw at the All England Championships at the National Indoor Arena at Birmingham.
This is the first time that the duo made it past their first round in a Premier/Super series event after they had renewed their partnership, playing under the KLRC banner having left BAM last September.
And they did it with style as they ousted Germany’s Michael Fuchs/Oliver Roth 21-19,21-11. The German pair are ranked 24 in the world while the Malaysians are a distant 97th.