ODENSE (Denmark): World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei is not too perturbed by the fact that he has failed to defend his Denmark Open title and lost to Chen Long ... yet again.
Chong Wei, who celebrated his 31st birthday yesterday, simply couldn’t match the world No. 2 from China, losing 22-24, 19-21 on Sunday.
That was his seventh defeat to Chen Long in a total of 14 matches and it means that the Chinese ace has definitely cemented his place as Chong Wei’s main rival, especially with the prolonged absence of Lin Dan.
More importantly, that defeat was also Chong Wei’s second to Chen Long this year, having also received a beating in the All England final back in March.
But the two-time Olympic silver medallist believes that winning or losing in Super Series events is not a big concern at all.
“Honestly, I did not play too well against Chen Long and I made too many mistakes but I’m not too disappointed with the outcome actually,” said Chong Wei.