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

Catch all the live scores and updates of the Malaysia Open finals as Carolina Marin takes on Tai Tzu Ying and Lee Chong Wei meets Lin Dan yet again.

Shivam Damohe April 09, 2017 17:08:00 IST
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Highlights Malaysia Superseries Premier, badminton scores and updates: Lin Dan, Tai Tzu Ying lift singles titles

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Apr 09, 2017 - 17:23 (IST)

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! 

Apr 09, 2017 - 17:18 (IST)

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

Apr 09, 2017 - 17:08 (IST)

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

Apr 09, 2017 - 16:52 (IST)

Apr 09, 2017 - 16:51 (IST)

THEY HAVE CREATED HISTORY! 

Apr 09, 2017 - 16:48 (IST)

Apr 09, 2017 - 16:37 (IST)

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! 

Apr 09, 2017 - 16:27 (IST)

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

Apr 09, 2017 - 16:21 (IST)

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.
 

Apr 09, 2017 - 16:08 (IST)

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

 

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.

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

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

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