Malaysian shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei has rediscovered the form that once made him the undisputed world number one, after beating Chen Long (twice) and Lin Dan to clinch the China Open as well as Hong Kong Open recently.
But the journey was never easy, considering that only a month ago, Chong Wei appeared to be battling a major case of confidence issues, which was evident in his early exits at the Korea as well as Japan Open.
According to national singles coach Tey Seu Bock, Chong Wei’s mental resilience allowed him to eventually bounce back from the slump that caused him so much of frustration.
Chong Wei was scheduled to compete in the Macau Open this week, but has pulled out due to fatigue. He will now return to Malaysia for a short period of rest and recuperation, before resuming his preparations for the Olympics.