The fight at the Hamdan Sports Complex saw the world’s No.1 player lost 21-14, 14-21, 19-21 in a game that takes almost an hour to 20 minutes.

Frustration saw Chong Wei failed in its mission to achieve a fifth title in the series champion after the group was relegated to third position behind Son Wan Ho and Axelsen.

National singles coach, Harrison said all parties should accept its defeat Chong Wei at the tournament since he was not in his best form at the moment.

“The change in strategy games Axelsen also make it difficult for Chong Wei as he use more open game than the action in the nets,” he said when contacted here today.