NATIONAL singles coach Tey Seu Bock believes it is only a matter of time before Lee Chong Wei ends his jinx in major tournaments and expects the latter to do so before he quits in 2014.
Chong Wei suffered yet another heartbreak at the hands of nemesis Lin Dan of China on Sunday.
However, Lin Dan, having stamped his status as the greatest men's singles player of all time after winning his second successive Olympic gold, is due to retire soon while Chong Wei will carry on playing for another two years.
Chong Wei's determination to win at least one major title was the reason he has decided to play on for another two years and will get a shot at next year's World Championships.
"Chong Wei has achieved so much but he just couldn't win a major event. But I believe he can win at least one major title before he retires," said Seu Bock.
"His hunger to win a major has only grown stronger and there are two world championships and the Asian Games for him to fulfil his dream.
"His chances will increase not because Lin Dan may decide to retire this year but his own desire and determination is to end his career as a world champion.
"However, the challenge will still be stiff with the younger players testing Chong Wei and he must be prepared.
"There must be adjustments as he is getting older which means there is the risk of injuries.
"But if he can stay injury-free, there is a chance."
Despite the expected retirement of Lin Dan, there are other threats and China's Chen Long will be the most dangerous.
Others who could also pose a threat are Kenichi Tago of Japan, China's Wng Zhengming, South Korean Shon Wan Ho and several up-and-coming youngsters.