SINGAPORE — Six years ago, he emerged champion at Singapore’s premier badminton tournament and walked away with the US$15,000 (S$19,000) winner’s cheque.
Now, Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei could be returning to the event known today as the OUE Singapore Open badminton championships.
The current world No 1 has informed the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) that he wants to compete in the US$300,000 tournament, which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from April 8 to 13.
BAM General Manager Kenny Goh told TODAY that Malaysia will be sending a full team to the championship and it is set to include Lee and recent Malaysian Open men’s doubles champions, Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem.
Should Lee’s participation be confirmed, it would be a boost for the tournament, which has been hit in recent years by a spate of high-profile withdrawals.