Chong Wei v Wei Feng in HK Open

Chong Wei v Wei Feng in HK Open
Chong Wei Feng faces his senior Lee Chong Wei in the Hong Kong Open second round.

KUALA LUMPUR - Shuttler Chong Wei Feng will be out to avoid a beating when he takes on his illustrious senior Lee Chong Wei in the second round of the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon on Thursday.

On Wednesday, top seed and defending champion Chong Wei and Wei Feng assured one ticket for Malaysia in the quarter-finals when the duo cleared their first round matches in convincing fashion.

The 31-year-old Chong Wei, who skipped last week's China Open due to discomfort in his ankle, showed that he was back in the groove by dumping India's future star K. Srikanth 21-18, 21-14 in just 30 minutes.

Wei Feng, tipped to be his successor, also played superbly when he defeated Japan's No. 2 player Sho Sasaki 21-8, 21-12 in 36 minutes.

It was sweet revenge for Wei Feng after having lost to the Japanese in the opening round of the French Open just two weeks ago.

The 26-year-old Wei Feng hopes to steal at least one game against world No. 1 Chong Wei on Thursday.

"On paper, Chong Wei is the favourite. It is my dream to beat him at least once before he retires one day but right now, there is still a gulf in standard between us. I will be happy to steal a game off him and challenge him to the end," said Wei Feng.

So far, Wei Feng has played Chong Wei twice at the international stage last year.

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