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Yesterday Lee Chong Wei could call himself champion of Malaysia Open for the 12th time. And the achievements of the 35-year-old Malaysian is admirable according to Kento Momota.
Yesterday Lee Chong Wei was once again crowned as the champion of Malaysia Open. And his opponent in final Kento Momota, who recently has been close to unbeatable finds the performance of Chong Wei very admirable.
“He’s just really good. He doesn’t play like a 35-year-old man,” said Momota to the Star.
And despite his age, Chong Wei is still able to move and play with a pace as if he was 10 years younger. And according to Momota he has still a lot to learn to reach Chong Wei’s level.
“I really admire him. He’s definitely still one of the best men’s singles shuttler in the world right now and I still have plenty to catch up,” he said to the Star.
Lee Chong Wei under immense pressure
There is no doubt that Chong Wei performs well when playing on Malaysian soil. And despite a demanding home crowd, the Malaysian shuttler has been able to perform under the immense pressure. And the fact that he was the only Malaysian to represent the country in the finals just added even more pressure on Chong Wei.
“Reaching 14 finals and winning it 12 times is no easy feat. The Malaysian Open is no ordinary local tournament as it’s one of the prestigious international tournaments. I felt the immense pressure being the sole flag bearer in the men’s singles but I’m so glad I didn’t let the supporters down today,” said Chong Wei to the Star.
His performance this week once again emphasize, that Lee Chong Wei is one of the greatest players of all time.
Source: The star