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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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