Lee Chong Wei aims to reclaim India Open title

Updated: 18 April 2013 17:20 IST

The Malaysian champion opined that Indian badminton has undergone a dramatic transformation and is fast becoming a favourite destination for the sport.

New Delhi:

World No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia on Thursday said that he has been training hard to reclaim the men's singles title at the upcoming Yonex Sunrise India Open that he won in the 2011 edition.

"I'm training extra for the Yonex Sunrise India Open 2013 and hoping to win the tournament," said Lee Chong Wei.

The two-time Olympic silver medallist said he was excited about playing the third edition of the Indian leg of the OSIM BWF World Superseries, to be held here at the DDA Squash and Badminton Stadium (Siri Fort Complex) from April 23 to 28.

"I am excited about playing the Yonex Sunrise India Open because there are so many badminton fans and supporters here," said Lee.

The Malaysian champion opined that Indian badminton has undergone a dramatic transformation and is fast becoming a favourite destination for the sport.

"Indian badminton has improved a lot and there are so many young players coming up."

Commenting on his rivalry with two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, he said, "I stick to my usual game every time I face Lin Dan. Maybe I have to push myself a little and be faster."

Topics : Saina Nehwal Olympics 2012 Jwala Gutta Badminton
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