Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan on course for final clash in World Badminton Championships

China's badminton superstar won the first game 21-13 before taking the final game 22-20 against second seed Chen Long

updated: August 09, 2013 19:49 IST
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Guangzhou: China's badminton superstar Lin Dan booked a place in the semi-finals of the World Badminton Championships on Friday after swatting aside team-mate and second seed Chen Long.

Both players were given a rapturous reception at the Tianhe gymnasium in Guangzhou, southern China, with the home crowd cheering loudly for both as they came on court.

The first game saw defending champion "Super Dan" and his 24-year-old rival trade point for point, drawing on an armoury of high lifts, smashes and subtle drop shots.

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