KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has enjoyed an exceptional head-to-head record against Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana, winning 20 of their 22 encounters in the past.
And the 31-year-old didn’t look like he wanted that run to end as he gave the Thai ace a whipping with a 21-6, 21-8 win in his second match of Group A in the Super Series Finals on Thursday.
It was a dominant performance from three-time winner Chong Wei as Boonsak looked lost and appeared to have given up mid-way through the first game.
The win also puts Chong Wei in pole position in the group and he has virtually qualified for the semi-finals, even before his final match against Jan O Jorgensen on Friday.
“It felt like a normal match for me ... I prepared well even though it seemed as though Boonsak gave up early,” said Chong Wei.