Lee Chong Wei
File photo of Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei Reuters

Top seed Lee Chong Wei takes on unseeded Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi in the Men's singles title match of 2017 All England Championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

The Malaysian giant made a stunning comeback after being one game down in his semi-final match against Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen. The second and third games were one-sided as Lee conceded that a pep talk with coach Tey Seu Bock at the end of the first game helped him overcome his opponent 10-21, 21-14, 21-9.

On the other hand, world number 10 Shi stunned defending champion Lin Dan in straight games (24-22, 21-11). The six-time champion was blown away in just 50 minutes by his younger compatriot who never looked back after clinching the tight first game.

Lee reportedly thanked himself for making the right decision to feature in this year's All England despite not fully recovering from a knee injury he suffered last month. The three-time Olympic silver medallist who has just dropped one game in the tournament will start as favourite to win his fourth title, especially after his fierce rival Lin's exit in the semi-final yesterday.

Lee had beaten Shi in the quarter-final of Japan Open, right before the latter's dream run in the last season began. Notably, the 21-year-old was ranked as low as 115th at the start of 2016 but with consistent appearances in the final stages of tournaments and titles at French Open Superseries and Bitburger Open helped him break into the top-10.

In-form Shi will be raring to win his maiden All England title and the young shuttler has had enough big-match experiences in the recent past to do so but he will be tested by Lee, who is battling with the never-ending hunger for glory.

TV Schedule

Malaysia: Astro Supersport

China: LETV, GDTV

Taiwan: Sportcast

Thailand: True visions

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UK: BBC

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