EVERYONE wants to watch a men’s singles match between world number one Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan in the World Championships.
And a confident China chief coach Li Yongbo says that the two-time world champion Lin Dan will win the title if both are playing to their best of abilities.
“Currently, Lin Dan and Chong Wei are the best two men’s singles players in the world. But my pick is on Lin Dan,” said Yongbo at a rare press conference appearance yesterday.
“In every way of the game, I think Lin Dan is superior to Chong Wei. But if Lin Dan is not playing to his true form and Chong Wei does extremely well, then the match will favour the Malaysian,” he said.
There is a possibility that Chong Wei and Lin Dan will clash in the semi-finals of the world meet barring any upsets in the early round.
Chong Wei’s early stumbling blocks are Vietnamese Nguyen Tien Minh and Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia while Lin Dan should get past his compatriot Bao Chunlai of China and Denmark’s evergreen shuttler Peter-Gade Christensen to set up a clash with Chong Wei.