PETALING JAYA: Lee Chong Wei showed in his triumph at the just concluded Macau Open that his game was not affected by the disappointment of a quarter-final exit in the World Championships in Hyderabad the preceding week.
But it will be a major test of his resolve when he takes part in a Super Series tournament, the China Masters, next month.
With the exception of former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia, all the top ranked shuttlers have entered for the seventh leg of the Series, which will be held in Changzhou from Sept 15-20.
Chong Wei, who completed a year as the No. 1 in the world rankings yesterday, skipped the tournament last year because he did not want to risk aggravating a hand injury.
Unlike the Macau Open where Chong Wei had it easier to emerge as champion after compatriot Wong Choong Hann eliminated World Championship runner-up Chen Jin in the semi-finals, it will be harder to live up to his top billing in Chanzhou.