WORLD No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei is a big hit in Guangzhou. And coach Misbun Sidek welcomes the overwhelming attention on his charge.
In fact, he is hoping that the extra spotlight would fan the fire in Chong Wei to raise his game at the Asian Games.
It will be an achievement for Chong Wei to reach the final as his previous best was winning a bronze medal at the 2006 Doha Games.
Yesterday, a large group of journalists from China turned up for the Malaysian team’s first training session at Tianhe Gymnasium to interview Chong Wei.
And the 28-year-old Malaysian ace duly entertained them after going through a solid one-hour workout.
Misbun said that two-time China Open runner-up Chong Wei was lapping up all the attention.