Copenhagen: This week, Lee Chong Wei's fans in every corner of the world are hopeful that the world number one will eventually capture the World Championships title.
Lee Chong Wei at the opening ceremony of World Championships in CopenhagenLee Chong Wei at the opening ceremony of World Championships in Copenhagen
With the absence of Lin Dan of China and several last minute withdrawals, this could be Chong Wei's best chance to materialize his childhood dream of becoming a world champion.
Lee Chong Wei (left) and his teammates in Copenhagen.Lee Chong Wei (left) and his teammates in Copenhagen.
Chong Wei, having just recovered from a serious groin injury that he had suffered during the Indonesian Open Super Series, was however remained cautiously optimistic, insisting he won't underestimate any of his opponents.
"There is definitely pressure for me to win. But I am used to the pressure, and I just have to deal with it," admitted Chong Wei.
"My condition may not be 100 percent yet, but my target of winning my first world title hasn't changed," said Chong Wei.
In the draw held on Aug 11, in Kuala Lumpur, Chong Wei was drawn to meet the world number 32 South Korea's Lee Dong-keun in the opening round.
"I have not played in a competitive match for nearly two months, so my first-round match against Lee Dong-keun will be very important to get me back to my rhythm. I hope to make a good start," added Chong Wei.