KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei defeated Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat to win the men's singles title in the Malaysia Open badminton championships on Sunday.
Chong Wei won 21-8, 21-17 in just 35 minutes to bag his seventh home Open crown and 16th BWF Super Series title.
The Malaysian was in full control in the first set and had his opponent scrambling to return shots from all corners of the court.
Chong Wei was especially deadly at the net, winning numerous points with his deft touches.
The second set started just like the first, with Chong Wei racing to a 17-7 lead. But just when it looked like a thrashing, Taufik put up a gallant fight-back to narrow the deficit to 17-15.
However, Chong Wei regained his composure and wrapped up the set and match 21-17 in 18 minutes.
Earlier, Chai Biao-Guo Zhengdong from China beat Danish pair Mads Conrad-Petersen and Jonas Rasmussen 21-16, 21-14 to claim the men's doubles title.
Men's singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Taufik Hidayat (Ina) 21-8, 21-17
Men's doubles: Chai Biao-Guo Zhengdong (Chn) bt Mads Conrad-Petersen-Jonas Rasmussen (Den) 21-16, 21-14
Women's singles: Wang Shixian (Chn) bt Wang Yihan (Chn) 21-18, 21-14
Women's doubles: Zhao Yunlei-Tian Qing (Chn) bt Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) 21-12, 6-21, 21-17
Mixed doubles: He Hanbin-Ma Jin (Chn) bt Tao Jiaming-Tian Qing (Chn) 21-13, 13-21, 21-16