Chong Wei books place in final

Malaysian superstar Lee Chong Wei advanced to the final of the Victor Far East Malaysia Masters on Saturday.

The former world number one defeated Indonesian hopeful Tommy Sugiarto 21-19, 21-15 at the Stadium Spice in Penang.

In the opening game, the third seed was in control with a 11-7 lead. But Chong Wei clawed himself back with an impressive eight point run.

Sugiarto battled back to level matters at 19-all, but again Chong Wei was too good in the clutch moments.

The world number five then turned on the class in the second game, running out to a 13-9 lead and never looking back.

In the other men’s singles semi-final, Malaysia Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin continued his dream run when he knocked out second seed Srikanth Kidambi 27-25, 21-9.

The opening game was a tense affair with the lead changing hands several times towards the end of the game.

After Zainuddin edged the Indian star in a cliffhanger , a deflated Srikanth capitulated in the second game.

Should Chong Wei go on to win on Sunday, it would be his 61st international title.

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