Copenhagen: World number one Lee Chong Wei marched into the last 16 of World Championships in Copenhagen on Wednesday, swept past Germany’s Dieter Domke 21-12, 21-9 in 30 minutes.
“Although Domke is a lower ranked player, but he did put up a good fight. I am confident with my game and I know where I want it to be,” said Chong Wei after the match.
Despite the win, the world number one said he is still working his way back to his best after battling groin injury since June.
“I have not competed in any tournaments for two months, I am still fine tuning my games. There are some shots that I’m still reluctant to play,” added Chong Wei.
Lee will play unheralded 49th-ranked Scott Evans from Ireland for a place in the quarter-finals on Thursday, but Chong Wei stressed he wouldn’t be caught looking too far ahead.
“Regardless of the ranking, I’m not going to underestimate Evans. I’ll be taking every opponent seriously. No matter who it is,” explained Chong Wei.
Earlier, seventh seeded men’s doubles pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia defeated Lukasz Moren-Wojciech Szkudlarczyk of Poland 18-21 21-14 21-19. They will take on Takeshi Kamura- Keigo Sonoda of Japan in the next round.
Here are the results for Malaysian shuttlers on Day 3 of the World Championships:
Lee Sheng Mu-Tsai Chia Hsin (Chinese Taipei) defeated Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah (Malaysia) 21-11, 11-7 Retired
Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia) defeated Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (China) 21-14, 21-18
Luo Ying-Luo Yu (China) defeated Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean (Malaysia) 21-7, 21-15
Line Damkjaer Kruse-Marie Roepke (Denmark) defeated Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei 21-16, 11-21, 21-10
Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek (Netherlands) defeated Ng Hui Ern-Ng Hui Lin 21-17, 22-20
Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (China) defeated Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Fie Cho Soong 21-14, 21-16
Carolina Marin (Spain) defeated Tee Jing Yi (Malaysia) 21-18 16-21 21-10