After winning the Indonesia Open for the 6th time, ed Lee Chong Wei has decided to skip the Australian Open 2016.
This tournament is the last warm up tournament before the Rio Olympics 2016.
These players have also withdrawn from the Australian Open – Lin Dan, Ajay Jayaram, Tommy Sugiarto, Jan O Jorgensen and also Viktor Axelsen.
From my point of view, this is a good move by Chong Wei as the Rio Olympics is just round the corner. This will give him time to recover after winning the Indonesia Open.
Chong Wei of old will surely continue with this tournament but i guess experience and knowing your body well is more important now. Have a good rest Chong Wei!