GEORGE TOWN, Jan 23 – It was easy for national men’s singles ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei to reach finals of the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold (Gold GP) held at the SPICE Arena here, today. Playing in his home state, Chong Wei took only 58 minutes to defeat Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, 21-19, 21-15 in the semifinals today.
The former world number one will face Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia in the finals tomorrow. Iskandar had earlier defeated India’s K. Srikanth 27-25, 21-9 in the semifinals match. When asked of the possibility of facing compatriot Iskandar in the final, Chong Wei said such a scenario would bode well for the country’s development in badminton. Chong Wei said he hope that Iskandar to maintain his spirit to fight against him on tomorrow finals.