Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei through to world badminton quarter-finals

Fans are hoping for another classic showdown between 29-year-old Lin and world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who sealed a convincing 21-12, 21-7 win against 14th seed Wang Zhengming of China. Lin Dan beat Malaysian Chong Wei Feng 22-20, 21-10 to go through.

updated: August 08, 2013 19:37 IST
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Guangzhou: China's badminton superstar Lin Dan made it through to the quarter-finals of the world championships Thursday, with arch rival Lee Chong Wei also booking a place.

"Super Dan" made a shaky start against Malaysian Chong Wei Feng, who surged to a 7-2 lead in the first game of their third-round match.

Defending champion Lin, who had not been stretched in his first two matches, came under pressure from 15th seed Chong and was forced to dive around the court as his opponent found all the angles.

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