Sports/Badminton: Malaysia’s Chong Wei stretched to the limit before prevailing in US Open third round

(From the Star Online)

By Rajes Paul

Shuttler Lee Chong Wei’s resolve was put to the test before qualifying for the men’s singles quarter-finals in the US Open Grand Prix Gold.

Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei

On Thursday, unseeded Chong Wei had to dig deep into his reserves to beat unheralded Kai Guo of China 21-17, 22-20 in a 43-minute third-round match in New York. It was one of Chong Wei’s toughest matches since he made his return to competitive badminton last month after serving an eight-month ban over a doping violation. He also played in the Sudirman Cup and the recent SEA Games in Singapore. Read more

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