Chong Wei to face Axelsen in Dubai final

Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei will bid for a fifth World Superseries Finals crown after playing his way into Sunday’s final.

Chong Wei produced a masterclass performance to dispatch South Korea’s Son Wan Ho 21-17, 21-11 in Saturday’ semis.

Son had sensationally defeated Chong Wei the day before in order to earn a place in the last four, but on this occasion there was only going to be one winner.

Chong Wei kept his nose in front throughout a competitive first game and then totally dominated the second to pu himself in line for yet another major trophy.

Standing between him and the title is current World No 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who defeated China’s Shi Yuqi 21-12, 21-8 in a one-sided contest.

The women’s final will be contested between India’s P.V. Sindhu and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.

Sindhu will vie for her first ever Superseries Finals crown after defeating China’s Chen Yufei 21-15, 21-18.

Yamaguchi ended the challenge of Thai star Ratchanok Intanon, despite finding herself down in the third game.

After losing the first game, Intanon bounced back superbly to take the second, and then had an 18-14 lead in the third.

But Yamaguchi had the last word, winning six points in a row to turn the tables and book her place in the final.