KUALA LAMPUR: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Sunday became the first player to win four titles in the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals when he crushed Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto.
It is the Malaysian ace’s seventh Superseries title this year – the most he has ever won in a calendar year – following victories in South Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Japan and Hong Kong.
The Olympic silver medallist easily beat Sugiarto 21-10, 21-12 in the men’s singles final on home turf.
Lee used the full length of the court to move his opponent throughout the match.
“I sensed he was not 100% [fit] and attacked him from the start,” said Lee.
Lee took a quick 4-0 lead before Sugiarto earned his first point and later went on a run of eight straight points from 5-2 for a 13-2 lead.
Victory was never in doubt after Lee opened up an 18-4 lead. He slowed down towards the end before closing out the first game 21-10. The second game followed a similar pattern, with Lee winning points at will.
Lee said he believed he could maintain his form into the next year.
“To me, age is just a number,” he said. “I don’t see why I can’t continue as I still have the desire to win titles. I still love training as hard, and 2014 is going to be a big year with several team events as well.”
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