KUALA LUMPUR – National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei took only 31 minutes to beat world number one K.Srikanth of India in the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships 2018 in Wuhan, China, today.
Chong Wei won in straight sets, 21-12 and 21-15 to advance to the semi-finals at the Wuhan Sports Centre.
In the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this month, Chong Wei, who is currently ranked seventh in the world, lost to Srikanth in the mixed-team event before he pipped the 25-year-old for the gold in the men’s singles event.
In the semi-finals of the BAC, Chong Wei is scheduled to meet Japan’s Kento Momota, who made his comeback in July last year, after undergoing a suspension for illegal gambling.
The world number 17 beat the seventh seed from Taiwan, Chou Tien Chen, 21-5 and 21-13.
Chong Wei last beat Momota in the quarter-finals of the All England in 2014.
Meanwhile, national doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong lost to third seeds Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda from Japan, 18-21, 17-21.