Although it was just the quarter-finals stage at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open, winning today was once again one of the best moment for Malaysian hero, Lee Chong Wei when he defeated world number one, Chen Long in an exciting match that saw both players trying to get the better of each other.
It was a long battle between these players as the match was dragged to rubber games that lasted for an hour and a half. The Chinese was defeated 13/21, 21/19, 21/15 the second time to the match played during the finals of the China Open Superseries last week where he lost to Chong Wei in straight games.
The former world number one who is currently ranked No. 6 in the world is enjoying a fine run in his career winning two superseries titles and he is expected to make it to the finals once again. He faces Angus Ng Kah Long tomorrow and the other semi-finals will be between Tian Houwei of China and Indonesia’s upcoming star, Ginting Anthony who defeated big names like Wei Nan and Kento Momota en route to the semi-finals. In the mens’ doubles, national pair, Tan Wee Kiong/ Goh V Shem were beaten by Chai Biao/ Hong Wei who were the runner-up at the Taihot China Open last week.