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06-15-2008, 10:55 PM #511
06-15-2008, 10:56 PM #512
congratulations to lee chong wei for winning the mens single title of the aviva singapore open 2008!!!!
he was on fire yesterday and teach ss a badminton lesson
06-15-2008, 11:10 PM #513
Shuttler Chong Wei scores a first in lopsided final
KUALA LUMPUR: National number one Lee Chong Wei gave a show of class to emerge as the first Malaysian to win the Singapore Open men's singles title at the republic's indoor stadium yesterday.
The world number two and top seed Chong Wei took only 29 minutes to crush Simon Santoso of Indonesia 21-13, 21-5 in one of the most lopsided men's singles finals in a Super Series event.
And Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari made it a more memorable outing for Malaysia by winning their first career men's doubles title – beating compatriots Gan Teik Chai-Woon Lin Fui 21-18, 21-17 in the final.
Lee Chong Wei is congratulated by fans after winning the men's final against Simon Santoso of Indonesia. – AP
The day belonged to Chong Wei, who only faced some resistance from Simon for the first five minutes of the match. A 15-0 lead in the second game underlined Chong Wei total domination of the match.
“It was a good win for me. I remember, I was in the final here in 2004 but I let slip the chance to win the title then (losing to Kenneth Jonassen of Denmark). This time, I got it right,” said Chong Wei in a telephone interview from Singapore yesterday.
“I did not anticipate taking a huge lead against Simon. But I did not look down on him despite leading 15-love. I just stayed focused.
“The win does give me some confidence ahead of the Olympic Games. But I do not want to be over confident. There is so much work to be done to be better for the Beijing Olympics in August.”
Meanwhile, Chong Wei has decided not to move on to Jakarta for the Indonesian Open, which starts on Wednesday. The others who also withdrew are Wong Choong Hann and Wong Mew Choo.
06-15-2008, 11:16 PM #514
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06-15-2008, 11:33 PM #516
that's an easy win for him
he just punched his fist, and didn't even jump in delight
06-16-2008, 01:40 AM #517
guys, may i know where i can view the latest world ranking and super series ranking?
can lee chong wei be number one this week?
06-16-2008, 02:54 AM #518
06-16-2008, 03:16 AM #519
He is the Ultimate Machine ! A class above every singles player right now.Misbun knows he is a gem - no need to push him, hence he did not even have to tell him anything in the break. It was Misbun's way of saying there is no need to coach LCW in that game. It was a perfect 10!
06-16-2008, 03:43 AM #520
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06-17-2008, 08:52 AM #526
Badminton > Lee plans to do it his way
By Haresh Deol
17 June, 2008
WINNING the Singapore Open seems to mean nothing and he remains non-committal on his Olympic target. Top national shuttler Lee Chong Wei has come a long way to become the World No 2 and is the best bet to clinch the country’s first gold medal in the Beijing Olympics come August.
Yet, he was not overly enthusiastic when asked about his one-sided win over Indonesia’s Simon Santoso in the Singapore Open last weekend.
“It was nothing to shout about. I went there to get a taste of the ‘competitive feeling’ and that’s about it,” said Chong Wei, who turns 26 in October.
“I don’t feel anything (about winning the title despite being the first Malaysian to do so).” Chong Wei, with long time girlfriend Wong Mew Choo and veteran Wong Choong Hann have decided to skip the Indonesian and Thai Opens.
“I just want to enjoy training and hope for the best during the Olympics.
“I really hope there will not be any untoward incidents especially injuries.” When asked if he was pressured by expectations of the BA of Malaysia and National Sports Council to clinch the gold, Chong Wei remained tight- lipped.
“There’s nothing to comment. I just want to do my best.” The Penangite has come a long way since his early days playing for the Bukit Jalil Sports School.
He was smashed out in the last 16 of the 2004 Olympics by China’s Chen Hong but has won four Malaysia Opens since and even thrashed World No 1 Lin Dan 21-12, 21-14 in the recent Thomas Cup.
Chong Wei is being realistic and doesn’t want expectations to weigh him down as the world’s top players are from China.
Chong Wei knows his capabilities and only time will tell if he can deliver Malaysia’s first Olympic gold medal.
06-17-2008, 08:56 AM #527
17 June 2008
Badminton: Misbun: Focus now on Beijing
IT'S back to training and psychological classes for Lee Chong Wei, the newly-crowned Aviva Singapore Open 2008 men's singles champion.
Between now and the Beijing Olympics in August, Chong Wei will have no tournaments to worry about and as the countdown to the world's biggest sporting event begins, the Malaysian ace has his sights firmly set on the gold medal in the China capital.
"Every athlete dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal. I'm no exception but it will be very difficult to predict the winner in Beijing. There are so many factors to take into consideration," said Chong Wei.
"Like your form, your preparation and how you deal with the situation at hand on match day."
But if the form guide is anything to go by, then it should be World No 1 Lin Dan of China against Chong Wei, who is ranked No 2, in the fight for glory.
"But don't forget, sometimes the favourites do not always win. There is always the tendency for a dark horse to emerge in a major tournament. Maybe we will see one in Beijing," cautioned Chong Wei.
Chong Wei will enjoy a couple of days break before he resumes training under Misbun Sidek.
"Things have gone well for me in the Singapore Open but there is still plenty of hard work ahead. I'm sure Misbun will put me through a tough training regime before we head for Beijing.
"In between the physical training, I will also be attending psychological classes to improve my mental strength, which I believe will be very important in my quest to do well in Beijing," Chong Wei said.
Misbun will certainly agree with that.
Misbun said: "I'm not saying Chong Wei is perfect now but I can see he is mentally prepared for any situation on court during matches. The way he played at the Singapore Open shows he does not fear any opponent.
"In training, I've always stressed to him that he must be prepared to accept changes in his training regime, no matter how taxing it is.
"He must be prepared to be moved away from the comfort zone and I am doing it," he said.
The performance of the doubles in Singapore has also provided the BA of Malaysia the confidence to look ahead to better days.
Zakry Latif-Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari's triumph is proof that the pair are on the way up.
A strong debut in the Thomas Cup in Jakarta last month and now their first ever Super Series triumph have the pair looking at this week's Indonesia Open.
"We are now being looked at differently by the rest but we are not worried. Our goal is to break into the top three by year-end," said Zakry.
And they are getting there. -- Bernama
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