LEE Chong Wei gave a clear indication he has fully recovered from a right shoulder injury as he stormed into the India Open final in New Delhi yesterday.
Chong Wei, the defending champion, was simply too good for Taiwan back-up player Hsu Jen Hao and secured a 21-13, 21-7 win in 33 minutes.
Chong Wei will meet Shon Wan Ho of South Korea, who beat India's P. Kashyap 21-14, 19-21, 21-16, in the final today.
The shoulder injury forced Chong Wei to be out of action for six weeks but his performance in the India Open has shown no signs of a player who had been sidelined since the All England.
He is also favoured to win the Malaysia Open grand prix gold in Johor Baru beginning Wednesday as China's shuttlers and the rest of the top 10 players, except Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam, have skipped the event.
In the men's doubles, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah lost 21-15, 21-16 to second seeds Ko Sung Hyun-Yoo Yeon Seong of South Korea.
RESULTS (All S-Finals) -- Men's Singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Hsu Jen Hao (Tai) 21-13, 21-7, Shon Wan Ho (Kor) bt P. Kashyap (Ind) 21-14, 19-21, 21-16.
Doubles: Issara Bodin-Maneepong Jongjit (Tha) bt Angga Pratama-Ryan Agung Saputra (Ina) 21-15, 20-22, 21-15, Ko Sung Hyun-Yoo Yeon Seong (Kor) bt Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah (Mas) 21-15, 21-16.
Women's Singles: Li Xuerui (Chn) w.o. Jiang Yanjiao (Chn), Juliane Schenk (Ger) bt Chen Xiaojia (Chn) 21-16, 21-13.
Mixed Doubles: Sudket Prapakamol-Saralee Thungthongkam (Tha) bt Tao Jiaming-Xia Huan (Chn) 21-19, 22-20, Ahmad Tantowi-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) bt Lee Yong Dae-Ha Jung Eun (Kor) 21-7, 21-14.