KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Datuk Lee Chong Wei broke little sweat in booking his berth in the semi-finals of the Japan Open Super Series Badminton Championship today.
In the match played at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, the world number one subdued Shi Yuqi of China in 21-12 and 21-12.
The Rio Olympics singles silver medallist will next face Marc Zwiebler of Germany.
Also making it to the semi-finals were mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying. However, women's doubles pair Vivian Ho-Woon Khe Wei lost
22-20, 21-23 and 14-21 to the world's fifth ranked pair, Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark.
Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying defeated the South Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung-Shin
Seung Chan 21-17, 21-18 in the quarter-finals.
The Olympic silver medal winners will meet either Ko Sung Hyun-Kim Ha Na of South Korea or Nipitphon Phuangphuapet-Jongkolphan Kititharakul of Thailand in the semi-finals. — Bernama