The newest edition of the Malaysia Open will be taking place this upcoming April 5-10 and national badminton ace Lee Chong Wei is confident of retrieving his men’s singles title, which he last won two years ago.
Deputy President of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid believes that Chong Wei will be able to display his best performance in the tournament and not only is he capable of securing the ultimate title, he is also able to improve his points in order to qualify for the Rio Olympics this August.
“Chong Wei has won this for 10 times- something no other player has done. The qualifying for the Olympics will end in April, so this is a very important tournament for him in order to make it to the top four,” he said as quoted from Berita Harian.
“The position will benefit him for the list for Rio later on. All this while Chong Wei has been outstanding in the local tournaments and I hope he can continue his run.”
Chong Wei is currently ranked third in the world, trailing behind China’s Chen Long and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan.
The former top seed won the Malaysian Open for the first time in 2004 and won it for another three years until Denmark’s Peter Gade emerged as Champion in 2007. The Malaysian then bounced back to secure his victory in 2008 and had remained unbeaten since then. He was unable to take part last year due to his suspension, thus giving Chen Long an easy triumph.