Following a leap forward 2019 season, up-and-coming Shamirul Shahril Adam Das hopes to proceed making strides at world point this yr.
Shamirul’s performances in the second one part of ultimate yr noticed him profitable the Betamek Kuala Lumpur Open along with achieving the quarter-finals of the Philippines Sea Video games, the place he had scalped Thailand Number 1 and 2nd seed Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul in the second one spherical.
The 19-year-old’s sure transition to senior-level tennis noticed him due to this fact being named Participant of the 12 months on the Tennis Malaysia Ace Award ultimate month.
Shamirul shall be heading to Egypt subsequent month to play in 4 US$15,000 (RM60,901) tournaments and likewise at the playing cards is a training-cum-competition stint in the US.
“The function this yr is to realize extra revel in and likewise spoil into the highest 1,000 on the earth scores. At the present time, I’m at 1,900 with just one level,” stated Shamirul, who’s from Batu Pahat, Johor.
“I can be enjoying 4 laborious courtroom tournaments in Sharm El Sheikh in February and March. It’ll be a excellent alternative for me to gather issues.
“However I can want to move throughout the qualifiers (3 fits) and likewise win one fit in the primary draw to begin getting issues, so it is going to no longer simple.
“I may also move to the USA to play some tournaments and teach there in April or Might however that’s not showed but. It’s nonetheless being deliberate.”
Shamirul, whose idol is Swiss maestro Roger Federer, has set a goal of breaking into the sector’s most sensible 10 and to win a grand slam event sooner or later.
Along with Tennis Malaysia’s (TM) give a boost to, Shamirul has additionally secured non-public sponsorship for this season, and no longer a company sponsorship from Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad as Timesport inadvertently reported on Monday.