Lee Chong Wei aims for his Third YONEX ALL ENGLAND Title as he advances to the finals!!!
- 11 March 2012
During an special interview with Lee, he commented for the double hat trick. "I hope I can be All England champion and also defend the title for the third time in a row. Because the All England is very important, if I win at this time, there will be a more confident towards this year'fs Olympics."
Lee defeated Lee Hyung Il of Korea with 21-19 21-18. The other semifinal match was between Lin Dan and Kenichi Tago(ARC-ZS). Tago fought to lead Lin several times, but world No. 2 didn'ft allow him to win a single game. The final will be a rematch of as last year's tournament. This exciting match finals is scheduled on the last match of Sunday.
After switching to VOLTRIC Z-FORCE, Lee's performance has been improved. "I know YONEX racquet are the best. YONEX always uses the newest technology. I can feel the improvement with every new racquet I switch to."
Don't miss this big match as Lee continues to pursue yet another accomplishment in his career.
In the mixed doubles, No. 8 seed Danish pair Thomas Laybourne(NS9900) and Kamilla Rytter Juhl(ARC10) won the semifinal against No. 2 seed Cheng Xu and Jin Ma of China by 21-16 21-18. Thomas commented in excitement, "It'fs unbelievable! It'fs amazing to be in the final." German Open champions, Laybourn and Juhl advanced to the final without losing any set. They will meet No. 4 seed Indonesian duo Tontowi Ahmad(AT900P) and Liliyana Natsir(NR700RP).
Tournament Result [Semifinals]
Lee Chong Wei(MAS) def. Lee Hyung Il(KOR) 21-19 21-18
Thomas Laybourn/ Kamilla Rytter Juhl(DEN) def. Cheng Xu/ Jin Ma(CHN) 21-16 21-18
Tontowi Ahmad(AT900P)/ Liliyana Natsir(NR700RP)(INA) def. Peng Soon Chan(ARC10)/ Liu Ying Goh(NR700RP)(MAS) 27-25 21-16