Lee Chong Wei clinches Japan Open title

Sep 23, 2013, 01:35 IST | AFP

World No 1 Lee Chong Wei overcame the shock resignation of his coach to outlast Kenichi Tago of Japan 23-21, 21-17, in the Japan Open final yesterday.

Rashid Sidek, who resigned on Thursday as Malaysia’s singles coach, is reportedly incensed with the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) treatment of national coaches.

“As a matter of course, this news had some impact on my performance mentally. It left me somewhat depressed,” Lee said after beating Tago. 

Lee Chong Wei
Lee Chong Wei

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