KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei is wasting no time switching his attention from the Indian Badminton League (IBL) to defending his title at the Japan Open from Sept 17-22.
While many would have taken a short break after 18 days of playing badminton in six Indian cities, the dedicated Chong Wei showed up for training at the Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara Monday.
“The IBL was a good experience for me and several other Malaysians. It was competitive but fun. The participation of eight Malaysian players also showed that we are marketable outside the country,” he said.
Besides Chong Wei, who was the highest paid player in the league at a price of US$135,000 (RM444,000), the other Malaysians were Chong Wei Feng, Liew Daren, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.
“Now, my focus is on the Japan Open. There are only a few of us going for this Super Series and I hope to produce good results for the country,” he added.