Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei looks like his country’s only hope of winning a medal at the World Championships in Jakarta which starts on August 10.
The 33-year-old has been in great form since returning from an eight months drug ban in May, winning the US Open and the Canada Open.
In all likelihood if the unseeded Chong Wei reaches the semi-finals of the World Championships he will face world No. 5 Lin Dan of China.
Chong Wei did not seem too happy when questioned about the potential match against his great rival.
"Why talk about Lin Dan when I have not even played my first match?" he told Sports247.my
"I am fit and totally focussed on the world championships. Coach Hendrawan and Morten Frost (BAM technical director) have done their best for me.
"I will take one match at a time and would not like to say much about my opponents in the draw.
“It does not matter who will be my opponent, I have to take everyone as serious contenders," he added.
In his opening match next Tuesday in Jakarta, Chong Wei will face Lithuania's Kestutis Navickas.