Kuching: After winning the Thailand International Challenge title in Bangkok last week, the 34-year-old Korean veteran Lee Hyun-il put himself on top of the podium again on Sunday when he defeated compatriot Jeon Hyeok Jin in the men's singles final to clinch the 2015 Malaysia Masters title.
Lee who ranked 38th in the world, lost in the first set 19-21. He was showing few signs of age as he played a much faster game in second set by winning 21-13 to force a decider. Lee’s experience and immense speed came to the fore in the rubber game, knocking off his younger opponent 21-15 to take the men's title together with prize money US$9,000.
Lee Hyun-il beats compatriot beat compatriot Jeon Hyeok-jin to win the men's singles title in the Malaysian Masters (Photo: Bernama)