KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has been given the all-clear to play in this week’s Hong Kong Open.
The 31-year-old, who skipped last week’s China Open due to an ankle injury, left for the island on Monday in search of his sixth Super Series title of the year. The Hong Kong Open, which begins on Wednesday, is the final leg of the 12-stop Tour.
He has never won more than six titles in a single season in the Super Series since its inception in 2007.
To date, Chong Wei has won five titles in South Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Japan. And he has qualified for the BWF’s World Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton (KLBA) Stadium in Cheras from Dec 11-15 as the top qualifier.
Chong Wei, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, was thankful that he had a week’s break to nurse his ankle.