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KUALA LUMPUR: World No.1 Lee Chong Wei defeated China's Chen Long 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 to qualify for the final of the Maybank Malaysia Open badminton championships at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.
The victory was sweet revenge for the Malaysian, who had lost three times to Chen Long last year - at the final of the Japan and Denmark Opens, and the semi-finals of the World Superseries Finals in Liuzhou.
Chong Wei, who is gunning to win the home title for the eighth time, will now take on Japan's Kenichi Tago, who had an easier passage to the final, with Chen Jin of China conceding a walk-over while trailing 2-3 in the first set.
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