Highlights Malaysia Superseries Premier, badminton scores and updates: Lin Dan, Tai Tzu Ying lift singles titles

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Highlights Malaysia Superseries Premier, badminton scores and updates: Lin Dan, Tai Tzu Ying lift singles titles
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    Another great day of badminton comes to an end! Hope you all enjoyed the live coverage of the Malaysia Open finals. Make sure to support your favourite shuttler as we will be back with the OUE Singapore Open which begins from 11 April. Thank you guys for sticking around and take care! 

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    The Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry is also a great example of true sportsmanship! 

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    Here are the results from the finals of the Malaysia Superseries Premier:

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    THEY HAVE CREATED HISTORY! 

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    Marcus Gideon/ Kevin Sanjaya lift their first Malaysia Open title

    Indonesia's Marcus and Kevin claim their third consecutive Superseries title with a 21-14, 14-21, 21-12 over China's Haifeng and Zheng. Words can't explain how brilliantly they have played. Their court coverage is just mesmerising! 

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    Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya lead 11-7 midway through the third game

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    Fu Haifeng/ Zheng Siwei claim second game: 21-14

    After a below average show in the first game, the Chinese duo took the second by storm and maintained the pressure throughout.
     

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    Marcus Gideon/ Kevin Sanjaya win first game: 21-14

    The Indonesian pair has got the speed and power to fox the opponent on any given situation. Their movement and shot selection have caused a lot of problems on the other half of the court

     

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    Marcus Gideon/ Kevin Sanjaya vs Fu Haifeng/ Zheng Siwei 

    The fourth seed Indonesian duo take on the unseeded Chinese pair for the first time in a competitive match. Well, there isn't a better place to meet than the Malaysia Open final. Marcus and Kevin are on a roll after winning the All England Championships and successfully defending the Yonex-Sunrise India Open. But can Haifeng and Siwei upset the high-flying duo?

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    Yuki Fukushima/ Sayaka Hirota lift women's doubles title: 21-17 18-21 21-12

    The Chinese pair of Huang Yaqiong and Tang Jinhua was defeated in three games by the Japanese duo who claim their first ever Superseries win. Excellent domination of the baseline turned things around in the third game. 

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    Yuki Fukushima/ Sayaka Hirota  1-1  Huang Yaqiong/ Tang Jinhua

    Another interesting match elsewhere in the women's doubles finals as the match enters its final game. Both pairs are playing brilliantly!  

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    Indeed. What a stunning final this was! It was a treat to watch Carolina Marin and Tai Tzu Ying angel

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    Isn't this is trademark celebration? wink

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    Lee Chong Wei did everything he can but didn't live up to the expectations after squandering a six-point lead in the first game. 

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  • So 36 matches completed between the two of the greatest players to step on a badminton court. Lin Dan has now won 25 with Lee Chong Wei 11.
     
     

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    LIN DAN BEATS LEE CHONG WEI: 21-19, 21-14

    This means a lot to Lin Dan. Winner at 21-19, 21-14 in 55 minutes, the match didn't go to three games as most would have wanted. But these two great warriors put up another intense battle.
     

  • AND LIN DAN HAS WON. TAKES OFF HIS SHIRT AND LIES DOWN ON THE COURT. IT'S HIS 1ST MALAYSIAN OPEN TITLE.
     
     

  • Lucky break at the net for Lin Dan as the shuttle just about rolls over and the Chinese gains control at 18-14.
     

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    The Malaysian fans aren't giving up on Lee as they continuously cheer his name. He still trails by three points 

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    14-17! Lee looking for a comeback in the second game but will he manage to do that?  

  • And it's 17-12 to Lin Dan off a wrong judgement call from Lee.
     

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    Now that's a sharp move by Lee there. Hits it from near the neat to close the gap. Lin leads 15-12 in the second game

  • Lee cuts the scores down to 11-15. This part of the match is crucial to the Malaysian if he wants to stage a comeback now.
     

  • At 15-9, Lin Dan is surging ahead. Not too much physicality in today's final. It's all touch and deception.
     

  • And that's 11-8 to Lin Dan at the midway mark. Like two heavyweight boxers, both are sparring with each other, trading punches, counter punches, jabs and a few sharp uppercuts. The one who drops his defence gives away points. Lin Dan is ahead 13-8. 
     

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    10-8 to Lin Dan now as he looks comfortable after that long rally.

  • Fantastic rally of 52 shots. Lee did everything correct but then Lin Dan opened up the side court and smashed off an opening to lead 9-8.
     

  • And that's 8 All. Lee bringing out his shots and using court craft to outwit Lin Dan.
     

  • Lin Dan increasing the pace and tempo of the game. Going for his shots early and getting Lee to make mistakes on the return and at the net. The Chinese leads 8-5.
     

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    7-5 to Lin Dan

    Lee simply can't afford errors at the moment. A mix of net plays and forehand drives can still cause problems for Lin

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    Beautiful over head cross court smash from Lee as scores get equalised 5-5.
     

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    Lee trails 3-5 in the second game. He allowed Lin to move freely at the start and that is coming back to haunt him. He needs to bank on his intelligent court movements to unsettle Lin

  • And that's 5-1 to Lin Dan. The Chinese appears in control and looks calm.
     

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    Lin leads 3-1 in the second game. Will he outplay Lee to claim his first Malaysia Open title?

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    LIN DAN wins first game! 

    And six straight points later, Lin Dan has taken the first game at 21-19.
     
    Lee Chong Wei led 19-15 and Lin Dan showed why you can't write him off, even in Malaysia. Lee took his foot of the pedal and now the Malaysian has to battle back and win two games.

  • And Lin Dan has levelled at 19 ALL. 
     

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    17-19 to Lin

    Lin wins two points and tries to put a psychological pressure on his favourite opponent! 

  • Four point lead for Lee. The court craft is back and helped a error from Lin Dan, it's 19-15 to Lee.
     

  • 13:36 (IST)

    18-14!

    Lin Dan's attempted lift was teed up nicely for Lee as he makes complete use of it. What a winner that was! 

  • That was a great move from Lee. Taking him sideways and then smashing into the other corner. Lee leads 16-14. 
     

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    Lee leads 15-13 as he restricts Lin from playing drop shots from the forecourt. Can this approach take Lee to his 12th title? 

  • Two point advantage for Lee as Lin Dan tries and closes down the mid court for the play to stretch. And that is a great smash and set up by the Chinese. It's 12-13 and Lin Dan to serve.
     

Kuching: Lee Chong Wei made his way into the title decider of the Malaysia Open 2017 on Saturday, setting up another salivating chapter in his epic rivalry with Lin Dan.

File photo of Lin Dan. AFP

File photo of Lin Dan. AFP

Malaysia’s most beloved badminton son brushed aside Wong Wing Ki, 21-12 21-9, to have a shot at an unprecedented 12th World Superseries crown on home soil.

Lin, on the other hand, reached the final with a hard-fought 27-25, 19-21, 21-16 win over Son Wan Ho .

The Malaysia Open is one of the very few major titles missing from Lin’s collection, and the Chinese great will attempt to get it right in his fourth final.

“Not only badminton fans in Malaysia but the whole world will be looking forward to this match,” Lee was quoted as saying by the official BWF website, contemplating Sunday's finale versus his Chinese arch-rival.

“We are back in Sarawak after 11 years. I will try to play for everyone in Sarawak and to get a 12th time. I hope we can both put on a great show and enjoy the match.”

The battle for the women’s singles title also promises to be a thriller with Olympic and World champion, Carolina Marin, taking on world No 1 Ta Tzu Ying.

Marin withstood late surges by Okuhara in both games to triumph 23-21 21-19 while Tai got past Sung Ji Hyun, 20-22 21-13 21-12.

“Tai is in really good form and the pressure will be on her. She is the one who is expected to win but it will be very difficult to beat me,” the confident Spaniard said after prevailing in an entertaining semi-final against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.

Sunday’s finals will begin at 10:30 AM IST on the same court, with the men’s singles title bout being third in the queue behind the mixed doubles and women’s singles finals.

With inputs from AFP


Published Date: Apr 09, 2017 05:08 pm | Updated Date: Apr 09, 2017 05:23 pm


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