Chong Wei to face Wong in Malaysia Open semi-finals

Chong Wei

World No 1 Lee Chong Wei continued to look part at the Malaysia Open on Friday, as he sailed into the semi-finals with victory over Jeon Hyeok Jin.

Playing in front of his home fans, defending champion Chong Wei secured a convincing 21-11, 21-14 victory over his South Korean opponent to set up a last four meeting with Vincent Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong.

Wong was given a walkover into the semi-finals when his opponent, third seed Chen Long, was forced to withdraw from their quarter-final clash.

The second semi-final will pit fifth seed Son Wan Ho against seventh seed Lin Dan.

South Korean Son defeated Ajay Jayaram 21-18, 21-14, while Lin was a 21-15, 14-21, 21-9 winner over Jonatan Cristie.

In the women’s draw, the tournament’s top seeds remain on a collision course for the final.

Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, the top seed, narrowly defeated Chen Yufei 21-17, 20-22, 24-22 in an epic encounter to set up up a semi-final meeting with Sung Ji Hyun.

The other semi-final sees second seed Carolina Marin take on Nozomi Okuhara.

Marin edged Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon 21-8, 18-21, 21-12, while Okuhara upset fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 22-20 in another close affair.