Chong Wei enters final

World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday advanced to the last round of the BWF World Superseries Finals, closing in on winning the title for a record fourth time.

The Malaysian, who won three men’s singles crowns from 2008-2010, crushed Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen 21-14, 21-16 in 40 minutes to reach Sunday’s final.

Lee jointly holds the record of three titles with women’s pair Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China and Denmark’s men’s pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.

In the women’s singles, China’s Li Xuerui easily beat South Korea’s Bae Yeon-Ju 21-15, 21-9.
In the women’s doubles, world champions Wang and Yu raised eyebrows when they conceded a walkover to compatriots Ma Jin and Tang Jinhua, after citing a hip injury to Yu.  This is not the first time Chinese players have opted out of facing others from their country in international matches.

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