There is a new arrival at the dream camp in Dubai run by world No 1 Viktor Axelsen, and it could be good news for Hong Kong. The city’s No 2 shuttler Lee Cheuk-yiu has accepted an invitation to join the Danish player’s training group, hoping to follow in the footsteps of the successful players who have spent time there. World No 17 Lee was delighted to get the nod from Axelsen, a gold medallist at the Tokyo Olympics , and arrived in Dubai on Sunday, with Axelsen posting about his arrival on Instagram on Tuesday. Axelsen, who speaks fluent Mandarin, wrote in his post in Chinese: “Help each other and make progress together! Come on!” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Viktor Axelsen 安赛龙 (@viktoraxelsen) “I’m glad I can join the camp during this time because I have six big tournaments coming up,” Lee said. “It is good for me to test my improvement in those tournaments.” The 25-year-old will stay at the Dubai camp for two weeks before flying to Indonesia to begin a series of tournaments in Southeast Asia. He revealed that it was not his first invitation to Axelsen’s camp. “Every time Viktor saw my posts about quarantine in Hong Kong , he asked me to go to Dubai to join his training,” Lee said. The Dane set up the camp with his own money at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex weeks after winning gold in Tokyo last August, with players training there by invitation only. Indian badminton team’s Thomas Cup heroics knock even cricket off front pages Axelsen has said that his training regime includes an intense morning session followed by an afternoon session with drills and gym work. “I hope that training with Viktor on a daily basis will make me stronger, at least in terms of mindset,” Lee said. “I won’t be afraid of other top-ranked players in the competitions. I also want to improve my body strength.” Lee will share a flat in Dubai with the reigning world champion, Loh Kean Yew of Singapore. “We are good friends – we used to compete against each other when we were kids, and training with him and other star players every day can help me improve quickly,” Lee said. Players invited by Axelsen have made incredible progress in recent months. Lakshya Sen, India’s No 1 player in their Thomas Cup-winning team this month, and Loh, who won the world title in December, came from well down the rankings to reach the world’s top 10 after spending time in Dubai.