KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei was all smiles as he became the first person to utilise the instant review system in his win over China’s Wang Zhengming at the Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium on Wednesday.
Chong Wei, who is gunning for his fourth Super Series Finals title since winning three from 2008-2010, was hardly troubled by Zhengming, winning 21-10, 21-18 in their Group A match.
The first set was a breeze as the Chinese shuttler appeared affected by the draft.
But it was the second set which became a milestone of sorts as Chong Wei challenged the linesman’s call whilst trailing 2-4. The video review overruled the call in his favour.
The Super Series Finals marks the first time the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is implementing the instant review system.
And Chong Wei gave two thumbs-up to the system, saying he believes it will serve a better purpose for the sport.