Incheon: Badminton star Lee Chong Wei thrashed Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap to move one match away from a likely showdown with his arch-rival Lin Dan on Friday.
Malaysia`s world number one put on a masterclass against the Indian, thrashing him 21-12, 21-11 to reach the quarter-finals in Incheon, South Korea.
Lee will play either Vietnam`s Nguyen Tien Minh or Mustofa Ihsan Maulana of Indonesia to set up an expected semi-final with Olympic champion Lin, often his nemesis in big events.
"I`m not thinking ahead to the semi-final -- tomorrow I have a quarter-final... and I`m focusing myself on that," said Lee, 31, who is making his final attempt to win Asian Games gold.
His world-class performance came despite intense homesickness for his wife and baby son during the long stint in Incheon.
"He`s 17 months now but he can only say Mummy, not Daddy!" Lee said.
"Every day I FaceTime my son and my wife -- I still have 10 days here, I go back and then to Denmark and France again. I miss my wife, son and family," he added.