BUKIT JALIL: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei sank to his knees with his head bowed down.
When he got up, tears were rolling down his cheeks. His fanatical fans stood up and gave him a deserving standing ovation.
It was an emotional moment for the 31-year-old Lee Chong Wei when he amazingly landed his 10th, and maybe final, Malaysian Open title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.
He had to stave off an early assault from a ferocious Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia before subduing him for a 21-19, 21-9 win in a 47-minute men’s singles clash.
Immediately after the triumph, he revealed that he may retire at the end of the year.
BUKIT JALIL: It was an emotional day for World No 1 Lee Chong Wei when he nailed his 10th home title.
The 31-year-old Chong Wei fended off a strong challenge from Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the opening game before stepping on the gas for his 21-19, 21-9 win in the men's singles final of the Maybank Malaysian Open at Putra Stadium here.