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Highlights, Hong Kong Open Superseries, badminton score and results, final: Lee Chong Wei wins 5th title; PV Sindhu loses

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Highlights, Hong Kong Open Superseries, badminton score and results, final: Lee Chong Wei wins 5th title; PV Sindhu loses

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Nov 26, 2017 - 17:17 (IST)

Nov 26, 2017 - 17:00 (IST)

Lee Chong Wei wins fifth Hong Kong Open title! 

After dominating the opening game 21-15, the Malaysian ace comes from behind to snatch a win from under Chen Long's nose (21-19) with a superb attacking display in pressure situations. While Chen was dominating the proceedings in the second game, Lee played shots from the forecourt and forced Chen to panic. This worked well for the Olympic silver medallist and finally, he avenged his loss in the 2016 Rio Olympics final against Chen. 

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:50 (IST)

19-19! Lee lifts and hits a deadly smash straight down the backcourt to draw level in the second game. This is why Lee is considered one of the best shuttlers who not only dominate but can come from behind to win a match. 

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:45 (IST)

18-18! Chen puts too much power in his crosscourt slice and hits the shuttle wide. With that error, Chen allows Lee to come back yet again. The next two points will decide the winner of the second game. 

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:42 (IST)

18-16! Chen leads by two points at this crucial stage. The rallies are starting to build now and both the shuttlers are known to dominate a rally. 

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:40 (IST)

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:38 (IST)

14-15! Just one point deficit between Lee and Chen here. The Malaysian has kept it alive by winning four straight points.  

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:37 (IST)

12-15! Lee wins an important rally to get himself back in the second game. He hasn't looked sharp since winning the first stanza but this 41-shot rally showed he's ready to put up a fight. 

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:35 (IST)

14-9! Chen's backhand shots are causing a lot of problems for his opponent. Lee has struggled to read Chen's shots. The lead is not insurmountable and the gap can be closed but Lee has to find a way to unsettle Chen before it's too late. 

Nov 26, 2017 - 16:33 (IST)

Preview: India's premier shuttler PV Sindhu will take on top seeded Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the women's singles event of the Hong Kong Open Superseries after defeating former world champion Ratchanok Intanon on Saturday. Second seeded Sindhu registered a 21-17, 21-17 win in 43 minutes over Intanon, the sixth seed, at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Tai, meanwhile, moved past South Korean third seed Sung ji Hyun 21-9, 18-21, 21-7 in 52 minutes. The final will be a repeat of the 2016 edition's final, which saw Sindhu losing to Chinese Taipei's top-ranked shuttler Tai 15-21, 17-21. Tai enjoys a healthy 7-3 advantage in career head-to-head records. The 23-year-old has also won the three previous meetings between them. Sindhu has now reached third final in the Superseries meets for the year. She has already won in India and South Korea. With inputs from IANS

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