Lee Chong Wei will vie for his first title since March when he takes on Chen Long in the Hong Kong Open final on Sunday.
The former World No 1 from Malaysia’s encouraging return to form continued as he defeated sixth seed Shi Yuqi of China 21-19, 21-8 in Saturday’s semi-finals.
After coming through a tight battle in the opening game, Chong Wei totally dominated the contest in the second to reach his 101st international final.
Chong Wei hasn’t won a title since he captured his fourth All-England Open crown more than eight months ago. He last reached a final at September’s Japan Open, but lost to Viktor Axelsen.
Standing between him and the silverware is two-time world champion Chen Long from China.
Chen, fresh from his victory at last week’s China Open, battled hard to overcome Denmark’s Anders Antonsen 21-14, 19-21, 21-17 in his semi-final.
The women’s draw will see an all-star final between the two top seeds in the competition – World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying and P.V. Sindhu from India.
It is a repeat of last year’s final, which was won by Tai.
On Saturday, Sindhu advanced after beating Ratchanok Intanon 21-17, 21-17, while Tai defeated Sung Ji Hyun 21-9, 18-21, 21-7.