Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, the world’s No. 1-ranked badminton player, is considering skipping next month’s Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane, Laos, fearing fatigue.
Lee (left) a silver medalist at last year’s Beijing Olympics, has been in great form, winning last weekend’s Hong Kong Super Series, but the men’s singles star is worried about his busy schedule.
He is due to play the China Open Super Series starting Wednesday, as well as the Super Series Masters Finals in his home country in the first week of December, raising doubts about his chances of playing in the Dec. 9-18 SEA Games.
“To expect one to peak in four back-to-back tournaments is asking for the impossible,” he told The Star newspaper. “I will compete in the China Open and Masters Finals. But I am not sure whether I will be able to raise my game in the SEA Games.” -Reuters