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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei defeated South Korea’s Son Wan Ho 21-11, 21-12 in the men's singles quater-finals match at the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament in Hong Kong. AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei is moving closer to ending his eight-month drought of not winning a tournament.

The Malaysian, whose last international title was the All-England in March, stormed into the Hong Kong Open semi-finals today by beating South Korea’s Son Wan Ho 21-11, 21-12.

Chong Wei prevailed over the World No 2 Korean in 37 minutes in the quarter-finals.

Remarkably, Chong Wei, 35, managed to stage a successful comeback despite trailing 3-11 in the second set, thus avoiding an energy-sapping rubber.

“I thought it was going to be a rubber. But I tried then just to focus and win it one point at a time,” said Chong Wei today,

The Malaysian, who has won the Hong Kong Open four times, will take on China’s young star Shi Yuqi in the last four tomorrow.

Yuqi beat five-time world champion and compatriot Lin Dan 13-21, 21-17, 21-15.

Translated from Berita Harian

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