Highlights Malaysia Superseries Premier scores and results: Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei secure semi-finals spot

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Highlights Malaysia Superseries Premier scores and results: Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei secure semi-finals spot
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    That's it from our side as today's quarter-finals produced brilliant badminton throughout the 12 hours. Hope you enjoyed the live coverage as we will be back again tomorrow for the penultimate day of the Malaysia Open. A lot of great matches ahead. Don't miss out on this! Until then, take care. 

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    Tomorrow's fixtures: SEMI-FINALS

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    UPDATE: Wong Wing Ki Vincent advances to the semi-finals of the men's singles after Chen Long decided to pull out of the tie.

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    See you tomorrow! ;) 

  • Lin Dan secures semis spot: 21-15, 14-21, 21-9

    Lin Dan converts and wins the game at 21-9 and the match in three games.
     
    Christie, talented but had Lin Dan on the other side of the net. The Chinese wins 21-15, 14-21, 21-9 and marches into the semi-final.

  • It's 17-8 and Lin Dan is running away with the third game. It's now an hour into the match as the Chinese converts another point for a 18-8 lead.
     

  • 20:31 (IST)

    UNTOUCHABLE!

    How good is Lin Dan with those jump smashes? Opens the face of the racquet and perfectly connects it. He leads 16-8

  • That's out of the world. Turn around over head smash which Christie never saw coming. It's 13-6.
     

  • 20:29 (IST)

    Lin Dan's shot selection in the final stages of the game is doing the trick for him. He looks hungry as ever! 

  • After that passive 2nd game, Lin Dan is opening up his game here, showing more aggression.
     
    It's 12-4 to Lin Dan. But Christie pulls a point back to 5-12.

  • A 29-shot rally and Lin Dan leads 10-4. Six points clear. But, what an amazing rally that was! 
     

  • 20:23 (IST)

    That was a lethal smash by Lin Dan to make it 9-3 in the third and final game. 

  • Christie gets a point but Lin Dan gets it back at 7-1.
     
    At 8-1, Christie needs to stem the tide.
     

  • Five points ahead already, Lin Dan is showing why is one of the best in the world.
     
    Beautiful net play by Lin Dan as he leads 6-0.

  • 20:19 (IST)

    Amazing reflexes by Lin Dan to seal the fourth point of the second game! Christie finding it difficult to match up with Lin's pace here

  • Are we likely to see an upset in this quarter-final? With Lin Dan's experience in pulling out from impossible situations, one can't put it past the Chinese. But the Indonesian youngster has a great chance here. Lin Dan leads 3-0.
     

  • 20:17 (IST)

    Jonatan Christie wins second game: 21-14

    And the game goes to Christie at 21-14. It's one game all. It's already 44 minutes into the match.

     
     

  • 20:14 (IST)

    That's a powerful hit by Christie as he is a point shy of winning the second game. What a performance! 

  • And now it's 19-12 to Christie. Amazing turnaround for the Indonesian shuttler.
     

  • It's 18-12 to Christie and it seems an error-prone Lin Dan might have to play the third game.
     

  • 20:12 (IST)

    Great jump smash by the 19-year-old Indonesian to make it 17-12 in the second game. Lin Dan is slowly losing his focus here

  • Which becomes five points at 15-10. Are we seeing Christie take it to the 3rd game?
     

  • 20:09 (IST)

    And it's a four point lead for the Indonesian 14-10.
     

  • Too many errors from Lin Dan. Maybe, it's the drift but pushes and shots are going past the baseline. But Christie leads 13-10.
     

  • 20:07 (IST)

    Christie leads 11-8 at the interval of the second game. The 19-year-old has shown great physicality to maintain a three-point lead against a player like Lin Dan

  • 20:04 (IST)

    An error from Lin Dan makes it 8-7 to Christie in the second game. Lin is playing smartly but the Indonesian's defence is blocking all the forecourt drives

  • It's 6-6 and Lin is still now playing at even his 60 percent capacity. Christie needs to seize the opportunity and push the Chinese wide of the court and create opportunities for himself. It's 7-6 to Christie.
     

  • 20:01 (IST)

    Equalising at 5-5, Christie gives it away as Lin leads 6-5.
     

  • It's 4-4 and Christie sees an opening here to go a little ahead. 
     

  • 19:59 (IST)

    Lin Dan has now taken the lead 4-2 after starting slowly in the second game. All he needs to worry about his positioning because Christie can be dangerous with his foot movements. 

  • Christie has never won a GP Gold event and it is quite amazing that he was in the semi-final here in Malaysia last year. Christie leads 2-1.
     

  • Christie needs to hold him in the 2nd game and not just go for the forehands. Lin Dan leads 1-0.
     

  • 19:56 (IST)

    The second game is underway and Lin Dan needs to focus on his net plays to avoid an upset. 

  • 19:55 (IST)

    Lin Dan comes from behind to take first game: 21-15

    Lin Dan leads by a game. Christie had played him close. But the 'Master' showed his class in the second part of the game using the drop, net play and opening up the midcourt.

     

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Lin Dan successfully forces Christie to lob the shuttle which allows the Chinese ace to go for the kill. He leads 19-14 now

  • It's 17-15 to Lin Dan and now the push for points will happen. It's 18-14 to Lin Dan.
     

  • 19:50 (IST)

    16-13! Lin Dan raises his level and claims another point with a jump smash. He is very good with rallies as he drains the opponent. Christie is perfectly lifting the cross court shots and drops but is finding difficult to defend Lin's backhand shots.

  • Now you see the deception coming into Lin Dan's game as he leads 14-13 and then picks up another point for 15-13.
     

  • 19:47 (IST)

    Lin Dan gets back to 13-13 with a net winner which was essentially a block.
    Back to 13-13 with a net winner which was essentially a block.
     

  • 19:47 (IST)

    Christie wins two consecutive points and leads by 13-12. He is not afraid of the 'Super Dan'

  • And that's a great cross court smash after a lovely rally. Lin leads 12-11.
     
     

  • Both the players want the shuttle changed but the umpire refuses.
     

  • 19:44 (IST)

    Christie picked up Lin Dan's jump smash brilliantly but smashed one wide! He still leads 11-10 in the first game

  • The flurry of strokes not yet evident from the Chinese who is playing below his pace. Not yet thinking that he is being pushed. But Christie has the lead at 11-8.
     

  • 19:41 (IST)

    Last eight points have gone to the Indonesian Jonatan Christie. It will be interesting to see if he continues! 

  • And that's the first intent of the match. Christie jumps high and his smash beats Lin. The Indonesian has the lead at 9-7.
     

  •  Lin Dan with too many errors at the net and pushing way over the baseline. 

  • 19:38 (IST)

    Another healthy rally but this time Lin Dan goes wide! It's 7-7 in the first game. 

  • Both have started slow, and slowly the pace will come back. At the moment Lin Dan and Christie are trying to figure out the length. It's 6-4 to the Chinese.

  • Both have started slow, and slowly the pace will come back. At the moment Lin Dan and Christie are trying to figure out the length. It's 6-4 to the Chinese.


Kuching: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 9-21, 21-14, 21-19 to move into the men's singles quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open Superseries on Thursday.

The match which lasted around 44 minutes at the Stadium Perpaduan - 3, saw a fightback from the Indian shuttler after dropping the opening game 9-11.

File photo of Lin Dan. AFP

File photo of Lin Dan. AFP

But Jayaram gave a much better display in the second and third games to settle the issue.

In the first game, it was a neck and neck competition but soon Axelsen took complete control of the opening game with some attacking shots.

But the second game saw a great fightback from the Indian shuttler to bag the game 21-14.


Continuing his dominance, Jayaram hit some great shots and showed swift court movements in the decider game. He maintained his 11-8 lead in the mid-game break and then prevailed over the fourth seed 21-19 to cause a massive upset.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Apr 07, 2017 09:02 pm | Updated Date: Apr 07, 2017 09:03 pm


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