From MAZANI CHAN YAT SIN
COPENHAGEN, Aug 29 (Bernama) -- World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei eased his way into the quarterfinals of the BWF Badminton World Championships men's singles competition by demolishing Scott Evans from Ireland in a round three match at the Ballerup Super Arena, here today.
The world number one wasted no time or sweat in packing off Evans 21-11, 21-12 to set up a date with rising Chinese star Wang Zhengming in the quarterfinals.
Despite not having recovered fully from a groin injury that kept him out of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Chong Wei showed he was good enough to mount a serious challenge for the elusive world title, albeit in the absence of his arch-rival and nemesis Lin Dan of China.
Chong Wei, though still the world number one, has not won the World Championships or an Olympic gold medal although he has reached the final of the last two World Championships.
"Today's match was not a tough one but tomorrow is going to be a difficult task and I need to prepare for it. My main focus now is not my opponent but my own preparedness.....