Giant-killer Cordon marches into round three

Hard on the heels of his stunning first round success over fifth-seed Chen Long of China, Cordon led for most of the match at London's Wembley Arena, helped by some powerful cross-court smashing to confound the Swede.

Cordon, world-ranked 36, gets his first name after Kevin Keegan who was a favourite soccer player of Cordon's father. He said: "It's great to be still alive in the world championships. I was still tired yesterday after the match with Chen Long but I kept my focus and tried to play my best again."

On an adjoining court, top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia breezed past Finland's Ville Lang 21-10 21-11 and will now meet South Korean ninth seed Park Sung-hwan. Chong Wei told reporters: "I am quite confident because I played him in the Sudirman Cup recently and beat him." Defending champion Chen Jin of China and former world titleholders Lin Dan were in action later on Wednesday.

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