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Badminton: Rampant Lee Chong Wei coasts into semi-finals in Copenhagen, P.V. Sindhu makes history

Published on Aug 30, 2014 2:45 AM
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei competes against China's Wang Zhengming during the men's singles quarter-final match at the 2014 BWF Badminton World championships held at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on August 29, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia continued his charge towards an elusive first world championship title by coasting into the semi-finals of the men's singles in Copenhagen on Friday while rising Indian star P.V. Sindhu won through to the last four of the women's draw.

Lee, twice a runner-up at the world event, displayed his class by shredding apart Chinese sixth seed Wang Zhengming to record a comprehensive 21-8, 21-11 victory.

The Malaysian aligned impeccable defence with ruthless efficiency as he capitalised on the opportunities that came his way to make light work of his opponent, a former world junior champion, and stay on course for a title showdown with China's world No. 2 Chen Long.

"I used yesterday to prepare for the game today and everything went to plan," said Lee, who was rarely tested in his last-16 clash with Ireland's Scott Evans on Thursday.

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