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Badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei takes 10th Malaysian Open title (pic)

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Published: 20 January 2014
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Lee Chong Wei took a record 10th Malaysian Open title on Sunday to strengthen his dominance of the badminton world rankings, but said he was unsure whether he would make it to the Olympics.

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei took a record 10th Malaysian Open title on Sunday to strengthen his dominance of the badminton world rankings, but said he was unsure whether he would make it to the Olympics. Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia kisses the trophy on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia during their Malaysia Open Badminton Superseries in Kuala Lumpur. Lee won 21-19, 21-9.

The Malaysian ace won his match against determined fourth seed Tommy Sugiarto 21-19, 21-9, after beating him in their eight previous meetings.

Underdog Sugiarto put up a fight, leading all the way before Lee edged ahead at 20-19 and sealed the first game. Lee then cruised to the title with a 21-9 scoreline in the second game, earning him US$37,500.

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The king - Lee Chong Wei, rules again (pic)

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Published: 19 January 2014
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CLASSY: Chong Wei remains untouchable on home ground but the ageing player hints of retirement

LEE Chong Wei proved that he is the king of the (Maybank) Malaysia Open as he accomplished the goal of winning the 10th title and also dropped a strong hint that he is set to retire at the end of this year.Lee Chong Wei kisses his trophy after winning the Maybank Malaysia Open yesterday.

   The pressure had weighed on Chong Wei who had a sluggish start against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia before winning 21-19, 21-9 in 47 minutes at Putra Stadium yesterday to become the most successful player in the men's singles of the Malaysia Open.

   No player has won the same tournament more than eight times. Wong Peng Soon had won the Malaysia Open (then Malaya Open) eight times while Rudy Hartono and Denmark's Morten Frost Hansen had reached similar numbers in the All England and Denmark Open respectively.

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Emotional Lee hints of retiring at year-end (pic)

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Published: 19 January 2014
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BUKIT JALIL: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei sank to his knees with his head bowed down.

When he got up, tears were rolling down his cheeks. His fanatical fans stood up and gave him a deserving standing ovation. A beaming Lee Chong Wei carries his son, Kingston, after winning the Malaysian Open badminton championship title for the 10th time on Sunday at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

It was an emotional moment for the 31-year-old Lee Chong Wei when he amazingly landed his 10th, and maybe final, Malaysian Open title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

He had to stave off an early assault from a ferocious Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia before subduing him for a 21-19, 21-9 win in a 47-minute men’s singles clash.

Immediately after the triumph, he revealed that he may retire at the end of the year.

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Chong Wei bags his 10th and 'last' Malaysian Open title (pic)

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Published: 19 January 2014
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BUKIT JALIL: It was an emotional day for World No 1 Lee Chong Wei when he nailed his 10th home title. 

The 31-year-old Chong Wei fended off a strong challenge from Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the opening game before stepping on the gas for his 21-19, 21-9 win in the men's singles final of the Maybank Malaysian Open at Putra Stadium here. Undisputed. National and world No.1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei kisses the Malaysian Open trophy after securing his record 10th home title on Sunday. he beat Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto in straight sets in the final.

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Morten Frost: Timing not right to re-join BAM (pic)

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Published: 19 January 2014
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BUKIT JALIL: If it was just one month earlier, former All-England champion Morten Frost of Denmark would have considered a possibility of returning to Malaysia to beef up the coaching and training structure.

Yesterday, Frost, who was the country’s national coaching director 15 years ago, said that the timing was not good to consider any offer.

BAM is looking for an expert to helm the new Corporate, Skills and Research (CSR) committee, which will deal with the coaches and players.Morten Frost is one of the best badminton coach in the world.

“I have just got a new job last month and it will be difficult to think about another move right now,” said Frost, who is here at the Maybank Malaysian Open as a television commentator.

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