Badminton: Lee and Chen set for Malaysian Open showdown

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in action in the men's single semi-final match of Malaysia Open Badminton tournament, on April 9.
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in action in the men's single semi-final match of Malaysia Open Badminton tournament, on April 9.PHOTO: EPA

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei stormed through to the finals of the Malaysian Open, after defeating Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen in a semi-final match on Saturday.

The world number four shuttler, who beat Jorgensen 21-7, 21-14, will face off against world number one Chen Long from China in Sunday's final.

Defending champion Chen Long from China dropped a set in his semi-final encounter against Indonesia's rising star Jonatan Christie, defeating the 18-year-old, 8-21, 21-19, 21-14.