KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei did enough to preserve his unbeaten home record in the Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras on Friday.
The 31-year-old Chong Wei, who had already qualified for the semi-finals from Group A on Thursday, wanted a win against Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen to qualify as the group winner.
Although the powerful Dane pushed hard, Chong Wei was just too good as he picked up a 23-21, 24-22 win in 50 minutes.
It was his longest match in the Finals so far but the three time champion from 2008-2010 was never really troubled.
“I knew that win or lose I would still be in the semi-finals so I didn’t push myself too hard,” said Chong Wei.
“But I still wanted to win because it’s always better to finish top of the group.