Aug 16, 2016

    Lee Chong Wei facing too easy q-final march?

    IT IS A bit worrying that

    Malaysian shuttler

    Lee Chong Wei is having

    such an easy time in

    Rio de Janeiro.

    The world No. 1 was hardly pushed again as he recorded

    his second win in Group A

    with a 21-18, 21-8 triumph

    over Singapore's Derek Wong to reach the men's singles quarter-finals on Sunday.

    Earlier on Thursday, he opened his campaign with

    a 21-2, 21-3 win over

    Soren Opti of Suriname.

    As the top seed, he gets a bye straight to the quarter-finals.

    He will meet either

    Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan

    or Hu Yun of Hong Kong

    for a coveted place in the semi-finals.

    Lee admitted that there

    was too much rest before

    his next match.

    "I prefer the Superseries format where you play

    every day.

    "Here, I had a two-day break before today's match," said the 33-year-old.

    On the pressure mounting on him to win his country's first gold medal, Lee said: "Everybody has been asking about when Malaysia will

    get the first gold.

    "Every player wants to

    win the gold. I just want to

    focus on one match at a time."