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The Star Online: Chong Wei wins 8th Malaysia Open title

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KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei defeated Japan's Kenichi Tago 21-6, 21-13 in just 36 minutes to win the Maybank Malaysia Open badminton championships crown Sunday.

The win was the World No. 1 shuttler's eighth home title.

 Spurred on by a vociferous home crowd, Chong Wei was simply in smashing form as he easily took the first game 21-6 in just 13 minutes.

 In the second game, a shell-shocked Tago provided stiffer resistance but Chong Wei was not to be denied and ended the match at 21-13 with a jumping smash that sent the Japanese player sprawling.

 With the win, the 29-year-old Chong Wei has now equalled Wong Peng Soon's record of eight home Open titles.

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