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Chong Wei eases into second round of Denmark open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 October 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18, 2012): Malaysian shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei stamped his mark to advance into the second round of the Yonex Denmark Open, held at Odense, Denmark early this morning.

The world number one made short work of his 18-year-old opponent Viktor Axelsen in the first set. In the second set, the Danish player boosted his game to lead 16-10, but Chong Wei, who begun to play more aggresively, bounced back for a 17-17 tie and finally won the game 21-8, 21-18 in 28 minutes.

Top seed Chong Wei will face Thailand ace Boonsak Ponsana in the next round. The other Malaysian singles who made it into the second round were Liew Daren and Tan Chun Seang, together with all the seeded singles players such as Chen Long of China, Simon Santoso of Indonesia and Sho Sasaki of Japan.

However, Danish star Peter Hoeg Gade was shown an early exit by Sourabh Varma of India 18-21, 14-21, much to the disappointment of the home crowd.

In the men's doubles, Malaysia's number one Koo Kean Keat and Tan Boon Heong edged out the South Korean scratch pair Ko Sung Hyun/Lee Young Dae 8-21, 21-16, 21-19, to reach the round of 16.

 

Lee Chong Wei advances after a little wobble in first round at Denmark Open Premier Super Series (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 October 2012
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Malaysia’s mega star Lee Chong Wei proved his superior class in the Men’s Singles first round but not before a little wobble near the end of the contest against his local rival Viktor Axelsen at the Yonex Denmark Open Premier Super Series 2012 on Wednesday, October 17, in Denmark.

The world’s top player, who is also top seed in Men’s Singles main draw of the tournament, played to his maximum potential and remained successful in beating his talented opponent Axelsen in just 28 minutes.

Chong Wei started his run in a dominating manner without showing any mercy to his lanky Danish rival in opening set but he had to put in extra effort to avoid a third game and managed to win it in straight sets with a decent score.Lee Chong Wei advances after a little wobble in first round at Denmark Open Premier Super Series

In the meanwhile, the local hero Axelsen was shocked with the punishing treatment he received from his World Number One opponent in the first set.

However, Danish played managed to put up strong show in the following game and stayed ahead until the ending points when he lost his focus and eventually crashed out without winning any game.

 

Chong Wei’s office broken into, computers taken (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 October 2012
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PETALING JAYA: While Datuk Lee Chong Wei was away playing in the Denmark Open, thieves broke into the world badminton No. 1's office in Bandar Puteri Puchong and carted away several computers, including those which contained pre-wedding photos for his marriage next month.

His brother Lee Chong Hoon, 38, director of Chong Wei Binajaya, said the break-in was discovered by an employee at 9am yesterday when she arrived for work at the first floor of the four-storey shoplot.Prized possession: Chong Hoon showing the two badminton racquets that were left behind by the thieves in Chong Wei’s office in Bandar Puteri Puchong.

“The gate grille on the ground floor was cut, the office was forced open and another door inside the office was broken.

“A total of seven I-Mac computers were stolen and the office was in a mess.

 

Chong Wei stays focused despite his office being burgled (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 October 2012
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PETALING JAYA: Everybody, it seems, wants a piece of world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei these days.

On Sunday, thieves broke into Chong Wei’s office at Bandar Puteri Puchong and carted away several computers, including one which contained pre-wedding pictures of Chong Wei and former national shuttler Wong Mew Choo.

But Chong Wei, who is already in Odense for the Denmark Open, has promised he won’t let the burglary affect the task at hand.

“I informed Chong Wei the minute I heard about the incident, but he was probably still suffering from jetlag and was a little groggy given the time difference,” said Chong Wei’s elder brother, Chong Hoon.Facing the press: Lee Chong Hoon, brother of Chong Wei, speaking to reporters yesterday.

“He was concerned about the theft because it might affect the wedding (scheduled for Nov 10).

“Still, he said that it will not affect his performance in Denmark ... we’re all hoping for the best.

 

Chong Wei remains focused

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 October 2012
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DENMARK OPEN: World No 1 not distracted by wedding preparations

LEE Chong Wei, despite being kept busy with his wedding preparations, will be the player to beat in the Denmark Open  when the premier super series event begins in Odense today.

But unlike Chong Wei, men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will be hunted down by their opponents.

Chong Wei will marry former women's international Wong Mew Choo and the wedding will be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) over two days on Nov 9-10 but the World No 1 continues with his training.

He will only miss the French Open on Oct 23-28 but he has provisionally entered for the China Open on Nov 13-18 which is just three days after his wedding.

 

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