LEE Chong Wei closed in on a seventh consecutive national title on a day where men’s doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were shocked by back-up pair Goh Wei Shem-Ong Jian Guo in the semi-finals of the National Grand Prix Finals in Alor Star yesterday.
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Chong Wei is simply too good for entire field and there was little fellow national player Liew Daren could do as the World No 1 registered a 21-12, 21-10 win to reach the final.
Wei Feng, the National No 4, was given token resistance by Chan Kwong Beng, who had eliminated Hafiz Hashim in the group stage, and secured a commanding 21-10, 21-16 win.
Wei Feng discounted his chances of victory against Chong Wei but was hoping to give the six-time national champion strong resistance.
“I’m happy to reach the final as it was my target. Now, I have to face someone who is at a different level altogether,” said Wei Feng.
“It is very hard to make a breakthrough against Chong Wei. I’ve played him three times before and there is hardly anything worth remembering those matches.