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Category: Badminton News Published: 11 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei could face Chen Long of China in the final of World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Aug 25-31. 

Wish Chong Wei the best luck for the World Championships
Wish Chong Wei the best luck for the World Championships

Wish Chong Wei the best luck for the World Championships

 

The draw for the 2014 World Championships on Monday placed the top-seeded Lee Chong Wei in one half while and No. 2 Chen Long of China was drawn in the other. According to Chong Wei's recent records over Chen Long, he has a higher chance of capturing the title for the first time for his home country.

 

Chong Wei will play South Korea's Dong Keun Lee in the opening match, and will likely face reigning Commonwealth Games gold medalist India's P. Kashyap in the second round. His potential opponents until the finals are Boonsak Ponsana (Thailand) in the third round, Wang Zhengming (China) or Kento Momota (Japan) in the quarter-finals and Jan O Jorgensen (Denmark) in the semi-finals. 

 

In the other half, second seed Chen Long was handed tougher path to the men's final. Chen will have to clear these possible opponents line-up before reaching final - Tian Houwei (China); Kenichi Tago (Japan); Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia); Shon Wan-ho (South Korea); Hu Yun (Hong Kong); Dane Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Denmark) and Chong Wei Feng (Malaysia).

 

However, Lee Chong Wei remained cautious, insisting he is not completely fit yet.

 

"I think I am only at 80%. My legs are still bothering me especially when I am pushing too hard in training," said Chong Wei.

 

"The World Championships is getting closer and I am really starting to feel the pressure!" added Chong Wei.

 

In men's doubles, Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong was in the comfortable route after getting the bye in the first round and will play either  Lukasz Moren / Wojciech Szkudlarczyk of Poland or Matijs Dierickx / Freek Golinski of Belgium in the second round.

 

"Although we got a bye in the first round, but we are not going to underestimate any opponents. I have started training with Thien How and we are still adjusting to each other since we have not play together for a while," said Wee Kiong.

 

Meanwhile, this would probably be the last time we see Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem / Lim Khim Wah play together as the Malaysian men's doubles coaches are planning to split up these pairs after the World Championships.

 

Other Malaysian players who will be playing in the World Championships are:

Women’s singles:

Tee Jing Yi and Sannatasah Saniru

Women’s doubles:

Vivian Kah Mun Hoo / Woon Khe Wei, Ng Hui Lin / Ng Hui Ern, Lim Yin Loo / Lee Meng Yean, Amelia Anscelly / Soong Fie Cho

Mixed doubles:

Tan Aik Quan / Lai Pei Jing

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