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Category: Badminton News Published: 13 December 2013
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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.

Lee Chong Wei beat Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana 21-6, 21-8 in their Super Series Finals match on Dec 12, 2013.
Lee Chong Wei beat Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana 21-6, 21-8 in their Super Series Finals match on Dec 12, 2013.

Lee Chong Wei beat Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana 21-6, 21-8 in their Super Series Finals match on Dec 12, 2013.

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.

“It’s good for me though to have an easy win because I get to conserve energy ahead of my match against Jorgensen.

“I may have qualified for the semi-finals but I still want to win and top the group.

“I also have to be careful because Jorgensen is playing really well and is high on confidence after his French Open win.

“He’s also a little like Peter Gade ... very aggressive, and I will need to focus on my own defence,” added Chong Wei.

While top-seeded Chong Wei had an easy day, second seed Kenichi Tago of Japan was made to work hard before overcoming Sony Dwi Kuncoro - his first win over the Indonesian in eight meetings.

Tago who was taken to three games against Hu Yun on Wednesday, won 12-21, 21-19, 21-17 in 63 minutes in the Group B encounter.

“I didn’t start well and made life difficult for myself,” said Tago.

“But I was confident that if I could bring Sony to three games I could win, because our matches in the past have all been close.

“I’m definitely happy to win this match especially since I’ve never beaten Sony,” added Tago.

In the other Group B match, Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto rebounded from Wednesday’s defeat to Sony by thrashing Hu Yun 21-9, 21-16.

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