KUCHING – Datuk Lee Chong Wei breezed into the quarter-final of the Malaysia Open after defeating Hu Yun of Hong Kong, in straight sets, 21-8, 21-6.
The world number one took just 27 minutes to send the veteran player packing in front of thousands of fans at Perpaduan Stadium, Petra Jaya here, today.
In the quarter-final, Chong Wei will face 21 year-old Jeon Hyeok-Jin of South Korea, who defeated Frenchman Brice Leverdez, 21-13, 21-10.
When met by reporters after the match, Chong Wei said he was delighted with the win since his aim was to wrap up the match as soon as possible.
“I am not taking my quarter-final opponent lightly since it will be my first encounter with the South Korean player,” he added.
However, the other Malaysian flag bearers ran into ‘the Great Wall of China’ and failed to make it to the quarter-finals.
Rising star Goh Jin Wei lost to Chen Yufei of China, 14-21, 21-12, in the women’s singles.
The women’s doubles of Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean lost to Chen Qingben-Jia Yifan of China, 17-21, 21-18, 23-25 in a three game thriller.
The men’s doubles of Chooi Kah Ming-Low Juan Shen lost to Chai Biao-Hong Wei, of China, 6-21, 19-21.
Another doubles, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi lost to Fu Haifeng-Zheng Siwei, another pair from China, 12-21, 11-21. – BERNAMA