Glasgow, United Kingdom: Lin Dan stayed on course for a record-breaking sixth men's singles title at the World Championships in Glasgow on Friday with a straight games quarter-final win over Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent in Glasgow.
Lin’s first world medal was a silver in 2005 -- he then won the title in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Lin, 33, hasn’t won the title since 2013, but the Chinese veteran is guaranteed at least a bronze medal after the 21-17, 21-18 victory.
After two three game matches, Lin was delighted to get on and off court within the hour.
“I am very happy that I managed to minimise my opponent's performance. It was good to get it done quicker,” he said.
He clashes with South Korea’s new world No.1 Son Wan Ho in the semis.
However, Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin's reign came to a surprise end following a 19-21, 21-14, 15-21 defeat to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.
Marin, champion in 2014 and 2015, had come through two easy matches but more than met her match against the dogged No.7 seed.