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Chong Wei, A Step Away From First World Title

Last update: 30/08/2014
COPENHAGEN, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- National badminton champion, Datuk Lee Chong Wei is a step away from his first world title after booking a slot in the 2014 World Championships final.

In the semi-final at Ballerup Super Arena on Saturday, Chong Wei was initially given a strong challenge by Denmark's rising star, Viktor Axelsen before subduing him in straight sets 21-9 and 21-7 in 34 minutes.

The victory enabled Chong Wei to enter the final for the third time after the 2011 tournament in England and 2013 in China.

He failed to clinch the world title after losing to his arch enemy Lin Dan of China in 2011.

A muscle pull in the deciding set against Lin Dan two years later saw Chong Wei missing the title for the second time.....


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