Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in Malaysia Open quarters

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Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei once again became Malaysia’s sole men’s singles representative at a prestigious international badminton competition when the 10-time Malaysia Open winner dominated the second round Malaysia Open match to knock out Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-18, 21-12 on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

“Son Wan Ho came into the tournament with good momentum after beating Lin Dan at the India Open last week, therefore, I have made a lot of preparations prior to the match,” said Lee Chong Wei.

The 33-year-old Malaysian shuttler will next meet former world junior champion Viktor Axelsen from Denmark on Friday. Lee will enter Friday’s match with a 7-0 record against the Dane.

Unfortunately, the 2015 Malaysia champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin bowed out on Thursday after losing to No. 5 seed Jan O Jorgensen 7-21, 16-21. The 28-year-old Jorgensen of Denmark will involve in a quarter-final showdown against Lin Dan. Lin Dan overcame Boonsak Ponsana to reach the quarter-finals.

Despite the many complaints about the drift in the stadium, Chen Long had no problems defeating his second round opponent Vincent Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong, 21-17, 21-12 and will take on compatriot Tian Houwei on Friday.

In mixed doubles competition, Malaysian pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying shocked China’s No. 5 seeds Xu Chen/Ma Jin to clinch a spot in the quarter-finals.

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will next play Thailand’s Puavaranukroh Dechapol/Sapsiree Taerattanachai who also pulled off another huge upset by beating World No. 3 Chinese pair, Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin 22-20, 18-21, 21-17.

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