I want to be the world’s best squash player – Andrea Lee

National squash player Andrea Lee Jia Qi has stunned the nation with her amazing skills and Nicol-esque potential and claimed that her next aim is to become the world’s number one player, preferably in the near future.

Currently ranked no.150 within the professional level, the 18 year-old the nation’s and South East Asia’s top under-19 player.

Despite facing tough competition within the local and international arena, her skills and capability is not at all diminished and stated that the hard matches can only motivate her rather than dampen her spirits.

Coming from a family who plays squash, Andrea sparked up her career since the delicate age of eight. She has spent a great amount of her youth playing squash but does not regret her decision and thinks of it as a chauvinistic approach and a contribution to her country.

“At first, my brother Andrew Lee started playing squash. I thought the sport was interesting so I gave it a go but I’d never thought I’d end up this far. My dad also used to play squash,” said Andrea as quoted from Sinar Harian.

“At this age I want to contribute something to my country and do something useful for myself.”

“I admit it does feel boring but two squash sessions a day is my routine and I feel happy doing it.”

Donning her motto “Believe in yourself. Do your best and let God do the rest”, the Kuala Lumpur player has long admired Squash Queen Nicol Add David and longs to one day achieve the same level with her idol.

“I have never had the chance of meeting Nicol on court but she always teaches me new techniques and bases about squash.”

“I want to be as great as Nicol one day. Which is why I don’t want to give up easily.”

Andrea’s next mission is in the Jelajah Malaysia Squash Circuit (SSJM) in Melaka, where she will be representing Kuala Lumpur.

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