Sunday, September 26, 2010

Finally Lee Chong Wei Won!!!

Finally... Lee Chong Wei won Li Dan in the Japan Open 2010.. It was a great day for Lee Chong Wei after losing so many times to Li Dan... Yay!!! Pay back time.. Hahaha.. Hopefully, he can continue winning Li Dan... Unfortunately, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong lost to Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng.. No double joy for Malaysia.. Can he continue to beat Li Dan?? That we all have to wait and see... =)


Article taken from The Star Online

Badminton: Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in Japan Super Series

KUALA LUMPUR: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei defeated archrival Lin Dan of China in the final of the Japan Super Series 2010 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Japan Sunday.

According to www.tournamentsoftware.com Chong Wei took an hour and 22 minutes before finally overcoming Lin Dan in 22-20, 16-21, 21-17

The championship offered total prize money of US$200,000.


Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses during an award
ceremony after beating China's Lin Dan 2-1 in their final match to win the men's singles title at the Yonex Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.-AP

Meanwhile, Malaysia's top doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong lost to Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng of China 21-18, 14-21, 12-21 in the men's doubles final.


Article from New Straits T
ime Online

Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to take Japan Open

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei poses with his national flag after defeating China's Lin Dan in their men's single final match at the Japan Super Series 2010 badminton championships in Tokyo. Credit to Reuters.
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei poses with his national flag after defeating China's Lin Dan in their men's single final match at the Japan Super Series 2010 badminton championships in Tokyo. Credit to Reuters.

TOKYO:
World number one Lee Chong Wei squeezed past old foe Lin Dan of China to win the men’s singles title at the Japan Open today.

The top-seeded Malaysian, who reached the final without losing a game, needed a tough 81 minutes before scoring a 22-20, 16-21, 21-17 victory over the three-time former world champion.

In the women’s, unseeded 2002 world junior champion Jiang Yanjiao, who eliminated fellow Chinese Lu Lan and Wang Shixian on her way to the final, shocked world number one Wang Xin 23-21, 21-18 to claim the title.


“This is my second victory in the Japan Open. I targeted my goal this year to win the All England and the Japan Open, so I’m very happy that I won both of them,” said Lee.

“I couldn’t play well in the Thomas Cup and I got an injury in Paris and failed to win the world championships. Now I’m going to aim at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games in November.”

Lin, winner here in 2005 and 2006, used his unstoppable smashes to even the contest at one game each, hitting a sudden attack at the net at 20-16 in the second.


But Lee kept a narrow lead in the final game, and although he was close to be tied at 11-10 and 15-14, took four points in a row to lead 19-15.

Lee took a commanding 20-17 lead when Lin hit an overhead wide, and finished off the struggling Chinese with a backhand winner.

“I changed the rhythm in the final game and increased the speed of the shuttle to lead 11-7. I didn’t rush too much when I was close to be tied and tried to keep attacking at my pace,” said Lee, 27.

It was Lee’s seventh title of the season.

2 comments:

ken said...

congrats chong wei =)

Christine said...

Ken- Hehe.. Yeah.. Congrats to Chong Wei.. Hopefully he can win more and make Malaysians proud.. :)