Malaysian Masters: LCW disappointed over Zulfadli’s defeat

National top seed Lee Chong Wei admitted to be quite disappointed over the fact that he could not achieve his goal of playing against youth champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli in the quarter finals of the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold today.

Chong Wei successfully booked his quarter final slot after downing Singaporean Derek Wong in two straight sets 21-10, 21-10 but compatriot Zulfadli was out of luck as he was ousted by India’s Ajay Jayaram by a close margin.

The young gun, whom is recognized as Chong Wei’s potential successor when he retires, secured the first set 21-11 but fell short to 8-21 in the second. The third set saw both players giving their all and Zulfadli was leading 19-11 at one point but Jayaram managed to sport and amazing comeback to achieve the ultimate win as Zulfadli bowed out at 20-22.

“I did watch the match between him and Ajay, it’s such a shame that he lost. He was leading 19-11 but he was still defeated. This is a great chance for him to present a good result in his own country,” said Chong Wei as quoted from Berita Harian.

“However, I hope he doesn’t give up and learn from this defeat.”

Chong Wei is currently gunning for his fourth title in the championship.

“”One game after another my performance is getting better. I hope I can continue this momentum.”

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