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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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Khim Wah-V Shem claim doubles title… at last (pic)

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Published: 18 January 2014
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BUKIT JALIL: Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem finally nailed their first Super Series title.

And what better way to mark their breakthrough than in front of a vociferous home crowd cheering them all the way at the Putra Stadium.Remember their names. Lim Khim Wah (left) and Goh V Shem are the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles champions.

Understandably, the duo just could not hold back their delight as they jumped up in joy after scoring the winning point as a wild celebration erupted inside the stadium.

On Sunday, the duo proved to be the new heroes for the country when they dumped China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei 21-19, 21-18 to claim the title at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

The Malaysian fans joined in the celebration and one can hardly blame them as they have been starved of a men’s doubles major title for the last four years.

Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were the last pair to win a Super Series title, also at home in 2010.

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