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Badminton: Lee Chong Wei hopes to bounce back in M'sian Open after loss to Chen Long

Published on Jan 14, 2014 6:09 PM
 
Malaysia's top-ranked badminton star Lee Chong Wei acknowledges the crowd as he celebrates his win against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia during their men's single final at the BWF badminton World Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 15, 2013. Lee is determined to make a comeback on home turf this week after a weekend loss in South Korea to world No. 2 Chen Long of China. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's top-ranked badminton star Lee Chong Wei is determined to make a comeback on home turf this week after a weekend loss in South Korea to world No. 2 Chen Long of China.

The Malaysian Open kicks off tomorrow with the 31-year-old hometown hero smarting from his loss to Chen on Sunday in the singles final of the Korean Open.

The top two seeds could clash again in the final in Kuala Lumpur.

Lee has dominated world badminton, holding the top ranking nearly uninterrupted since 2008 and winning seven titles last year.

 
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