Lee close to record Superseries Finals title

World number one crushes Denmark’s Jorgensen in Malaysia


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Lee crushed Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen 21-14, 21-16 in 40 minutes to reach Sunday's final on home turf. PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LAMPUR: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday advanced to the last round of the BWF World Superseries Finals, closing in on winning the title for a record fourth time.

The Malaysian, who won three men's singles crowns from 2008-2010, crushed Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen 21-14, 21-16 in 40 minutes to reach Sunday's final on home turf.

Lee jointly holds the record of three titles with women's pair Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China and Denmark's men's pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.

Wang and Yu, who won from 2010-2012, are out of contention after they pulled out Saturday due to injury.

It was a straight forward victory for Lee, whose court coverage and ability to retrieve every shuttlecock the French Open champion threw at him frustrated the Dane.

Lee beat Jorgensen 23-21, 24-22 at the group stage on Friday.

"Today, I was ready for him,” said the Olympic silver medallist. “I was determined to beat him quickly and started the match on fire.

"The only downside to my victory was that I allowed him back into the match in the second game after taking a big lead. I have to cut this out as it is not good to give opponents a hint of a comeback."

In women's singles, China's Li Xuerui easily beat South Korea's Bae Yeon-Ju 21-15, 21-9.

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