Lee Chong Wei (L) of Malaysia greets Chen Long of Trung Quốc after the Malaysia Masters 2019 men"s singles final against Son Wan Ho of South Korea in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. trăng tròn, 2019. Son Wan Ho won 2-0 and claimed the title. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

Lee Chong Wei calls Lin Dan "the greachạy thử of all time".

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei says he regards China"s Lin Dan as the greakiểm tra badminton player ever in a recent Facebook live session, the Badminton World Federation said on Thursday.

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Lin Dan (R) of Đài Loan Trung Quốc, his teammate Chen Long (L) & award presenter Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia react during the awarding ceremony for the men"s singles final at the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 7, 2019. Lin Dan beat Chen Long in the final 2-1 to lớn clayên ổn the title. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung)

"You have sầu to say it"s Lin Dan," the former world No. 1 replied to lớn who was the greathử nghiệm shuttler of all time by Malaysia"s former Deputy Sports Minister Steven Sim.

"He"s a legover. His titles speak for themselves. We have to lớn salute hyên," Lee explained.

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The rivalry Lee & Lin shared was believed by many as the greademo in men"s singles history.

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China"s Lin Dan returns a shot during the men"s singles first round match with Thailand"s Kunlavut Vitidsarn at the All Englvà xuất hiện Badminton Championships in Birmingmê mẩn, Britain, March 11, 20đôi mươi. (Photo by Tang Shi/Xinhua)

Lin possesses a better head-to-head record with 28 wins from 40 duels, including two victories in the 2008 & 2012 Olympic finals and two in the World Championship title matches (2011 và 2013).

Lee admitted his "obsession" of wanting khổng lồ be better than the two-time Olympic gold medadanh mục & five-time world champion kept him on his toes.

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"Lin Dan was constantly in my head when I got baông chồng to training after every loss. I knew if I wanted lớn win important tournaments, I had to beat hyên ổn. I couldn"t relax," the 37-year-old said.

"Even when I was cramping up, I told my coach I wanted to lớn continue training because Lin Dan was waiting for me. I was thinking about hlặng all the time."

Lee, who announced his retirement last June due lớn health reasons, also confirmed that he had made a full recovery và was in good health now. ■


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