Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei crushed fifth-seeded Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam to reach the Japan Open final Saturday, brushing aside controversy at home over the resignation of his coach.
Top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia hits a smash during his men's singles quarter-final match against Jun Takemura of Japan at the Japan Open 2013 badminton tournament in Tokyo on September 20, 2013. Lee won 21-10, 21-11.
The top seed and defending champion whipped the world bronze medallist 21-10, 21-5 in 29 minutes in their semi-final at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
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