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Lee Chong Wei is going for the Denmark Open title ater his triumph in Japan in September 2016. – Reuters picLee Chong Wei is going for the Denmark Open title ater his triumph in Japan in September 2016. – Reuters picPETALING JAYA, Oct 19 — After claiming his first title since winning an Olympic silver medal in Rio at the Japan Open last month, Lee Chong Wei is set to take another at the Denmark Open which started and ends on Sunday.

His first match is against unseeded Wei Nan from Hong Kong in the first round.

Second seed Viktor Axelsen, who won bronze in Rio will be out to stop Chong Wei.

However, the Dane has never beaten Chong Wei in nine encounters.

The last time they met was at the Thomas Cup this year in May where Chong Wei won 23-21, 21-18.

Campaigning for a title along with Chong Wei is mixed pair Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing, women’s duo Vivian Hoo Kah Mun and Woon Khe Wei, singles shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, men’s pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.

“As we go into this tournament, we will need to be mentally prepared to face new opponents who may shock us if we are not on our game,” said Wee Kiong, who was second in the Olympics.

“New Korean, Indonesian and Chinese pairs have been making their presence felt in the other tournaments.

“We have had our fun and rest after the Olympics, now we are back at it with a 100 per cent determination to qualify for the Dubai Superseries finals this December,” added Wee Kiong.

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