Lee Chong Wei
October 27, 2011 by staff
Immediately after the loss, Chong Wei Chen said the 22-year-old Long has become a real challenge outside Lin Dan of China for the Olympics next year in London.
Chong Wei hoped a rematch after losing to Chen Long in the Japan Open final last month, but to his surprise, the Chinese proved a more difficult opponent.
While Malaysia was slower than usual, the Chinese took control of the match from the start with its excellent coverage of the court, the superior solid net play and attacking.
Undoubtedly, top seed Chong Wei had some good tricks up his sleeve, but it was Chen Long, who held all the aces, games at home a convincing winner in consecutive games.
Chong Wei was late tenth year, but probably its weakest performances so far.
Malaysia was disappointed that the world number three Long Chen had prevented him win his seventh title twice in a month. Chong Wei had won six titles – the Super Series Masters Finals, Malaysia Open, All England Open in India, Malaysia Open Gold Grand Prix and this year’s Indonesia Open
“I have to admit that has proved a tough opponent for me. He is so full of confidence and has become more difficult to beat,” said a dejected Chong Wei, who just turned on Friday 29th.
“He had read my game too. It shows a better control and makes fewer mistakes. The game has become more polished.
“At this point, has become a challenge for me for the Olympic Games. My rival Lin Dan is not alone,” said Chong Wei.
Despite the setback, Chong Wei is ready to make peace in the French Open which starts on Wednesday in Paris.
“My priority is the main event. I will stay focused and try to recover from this defeat. Even Lin Dan lost a little known player here in Denmark. Therefore, it is time to put this defeat behind and stay focused on what Most importantly for me – the Olympic Games next year, “he said.
China, also returned home with two other titles that maintain their supremacy in women’s events when Wang Xin and Wang Xiaoli Yang Yu-bags singles and doubles events titles, respectively.
However, the power of badminton refused to make a clean sweep when Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark-Christinna Pedersen and Lee Yong-Dae-Jung Jae-sung emerged as the champion of men’s doubles and mixed doubles respectively.
Singles: Chen Long (CHN) bt Lee Chong Wei (Mas) 21-15, 21-18.
Doubles: Lee Yong-Dae-Jung Jae-sung (Kor) bt Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng (CHN) 21-16, 21-17.
Singles: Wang Xin (CHN) bt Yihan Wang (CHN) 21-14, 23-21.
Doubles: Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (CHN) bt Yunlei Zhao-Tian Qing (CHN) 22-20, 21-16.
Mixed Doubles: Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) bt Chen Xu, Ma Jin (CHN) 22-20, 21-16.
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