They may be each others nemisis on the badminton court, but off it Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei are the best of friends, as evident when they met outside their hotel at Wembley Plaza.
At the request of this blogger, they posed for pictures and had a 10 minute conversation, both looking confidently into each others eyes.
The topic of the conversation was not badminton.
For Lin Dan was showing Chong Wei his latest watch,that costs lmost RM300,000. And the Malaysian was awed.
"It is a nice watch and it is also very expensive. We talked about our passion for watches and never did we touch on the competition," said Chong Wei.
"We do not discuss badminton and he did not ask about my recovery. Its a question of mutual respect I suppose."