Chong Wei not prepared to rest on his laurels

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National shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei has reiterated that he isn’t prepared to rest just yet, despite having a hectic schedule over the past few months.

The former world number one pulled out of the Macau Open recently, citing fatigue as the reason behind his decision. But now that he’s back in Malaysia, Chong Wei is already back to competitive action by competing in the Purple League under the banner of Petaling Jaya BC.

“Yes, I just finished my international duty, but right now, I have no choice but to force myself to join training sessions and compete in the Purple League,” he told Harian Metro.

“I won’t compete in any international tournaments for two months, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop doing anything. I will be playing for my team [Petaling Jaya BC] in the league.

“I’m not too sure how many matches I’ll play in, but my duty is to help the team, when we go up against strong opponents like Kento Momota.

“On the international level, he’s in great form. I’m pretty sure he’s going to be a tough opponent in Rio, next year,” he added.

“In the international level, he is in great form. I’m pretty sure he’s going to be a tough opponent in the Olympic next year,” he told Arena Metro yesterday.

After the Purple League, Chong Wei will compete in the Malaysia Open, which will take place at the end of January 2016.