Lee Chong Wei has expressed his delight at breaking his BWF Superseries title drought after winning the French Open on Sunday.
The Malaysian shuttler beat Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen 21-13, 21-18 to claim his first piece of major silverware since last year's Japan Open.
The 33-year-old had won two titles already this year, having triumphed in back-to-back events in June when he won the US Open and Canada Open. However, he had struggled on the game's biggest stages – until now.
“I haven’t had good results for the past seven months," Chong Wei told Badzine. "This is my first Superseries title of the year, though I still have the China and Hong Kong Open where I wish to play better and get one more Superseries title."
The result is even more pleasing for the former world number one after he struggled at recent events, failing to make it past the second round of the Japan Open and at the Denmark Open, while exiting in the qualifying stage of the Korea Open. And it appears that taking the pressure to succeed away was key for Chong Wei.
“After the results I had in Korea Japan and Denmark, I just came here to play. I didn’t think about winning or losing but just tried my best on every shot,” he said.