Lee runs exhausted after a victory over Sony
2007-11-24 00:15:00   CIS

(Guangzhou, November 23) The quarterfinals of the 2007 China Open Badminton Championships ended on November 23, as a result, second-seeded Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia edged out Sony from Indonesia 2-1 in a hard three-game match. In spite of the victory, it was not easy for Lee.

"We were even in record, know each other very well and have almost the same tactic." Lee commented on his opponent as such, "Whichever of us making fewer errors will win the match." In this match, both players made a lot of save seeming to be missions impossible and had to create opportunities with wrist feints with impressive net strokes and sharp smashes presented frequently.

Lee took the first game easily 21-10 and Sony equalized the score by 21-19. The decisive game was balanced on a knife edge at 7-all. "At that time, I sped up, while he became slow and committed some errors to put me to the lead." Lee step up a gear to take the decisive game 21-14. "Both of us almost ran exhausted in the end, but I conquered it."

Lee was happy about support from Chinese spectators, but he will take on Chen Jin from China in the semifinal. "We met at the French Super Series, it will be a hard match, and I will try my best anyway." Lee did not worry about absence of his supporters, "Someone will support me."