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Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan on course for final clash

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Published: 09 August 2013
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GUANGZHOU, China Top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and defending champion Lin Dan scored impressive quarterfinal wins Friday to stay on course for a much-anticipated men's final clash at the Badminton world championships.

Lee, who has lost to Lin in two Olympic finals as well as the last world championships in 2011, scored an easy 21-6, 21-9 victory over eighth-seeded Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto to set up a semifinal clash with third-seeded Du Pengyu of China.

Lin, unseeded after injuries and family commitments restricted his participation in international events over the past year, knocked out second-seeded Chinese compatriot Chen Long 21-13, 22-20.

 

Lin Dan beats Chen Long to enter semis at badminton worlds

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 August 2013
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GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 9 -- Badminton superstar Lin Dan of China beat teammate Chen Long in a close quarter-final 21-13, 22-20 to reach the top four of men's singles at the badminton world championships here on Friday.

Arguably the most decorated shuttler of all time, Lin returned to badminton after a year on the sidelines. He dropped to No. 286 in the newly-published world rankings and entered the tournament with a wild card.

World No. 2 Chen is obviously in form of his life at the moment. Therefore the two Chinese shuttlers' encounter was highly anticipated.

Reigning champion Lin, who has not been stretched in the first three rounds, met hard resistance from second seeded Chen in the quarter-finals.

Both players showed good defense and attack skill at the start of the opening set, but Lin scored seven points in a row to build an 18-10 lead and eventually took the first set 21-13. Chen seemed a bit irritated when lagging behind.

 

China's Lin, Lee through to world badminton quarter-finals (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 August 2013
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GUANGZHOU  - China's badminton superstar Lin Dan made it through to the quarter-finals of the world championships Thursday, with arch rival Lee Chong Wei also booking a place.

"Super Dan" made a shaky start against Malaysian Chong Wei Feng, who surged to a 7-2 lead in the first game of their third-round match.

Defending champion Lin, who had not been stretched in his first two matches, came under pressure from 15th seed Chong and was forced to dive around the court as his opponent found all the angles.China's Lin, Lee through to world badminton quarter-finals

Lin vented his frustration, talking to himself and hitting his head with his racket in the first game after he sent a shot wide.

"I didn't have a good start today because we had only played two matches before and I wasn't used to his style and tactics," Lin told reporters after the match.

 

Lin Dan romps into quarterfinals at badminton worlds

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 August 2013
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GUANGZHOU, South China, Aug. 8 -- Badminton superstar Lin Dan of China outclassed Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng 22-10, 21-10 to enter men's singles quarter-finals at the badminton world championships here on Thursday.

Olympic champion Lin will have a a possible quarter-final encounter against teammate Chen Long, if the second seed beat another Malaysian Daren Liew in the third round later Thursday.

Lin, who has not been made work hard in the first two rounds, met hard resistance from his 15th seeded opponent in the opening set as Chong surged to a 7-2 lead.

 

Too easy for Chong Wei! (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 August 2013
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WORLD No 1 Lee Chong Wei was on cloud nine after reaching the quarter-finals of the World Championships today.

The top seed showed that he was back in the groove when he showed class to crush former world junior Wang Zhengming of China 21-12, 21-7 in 37 minutes to keep intact his unbeaten run against the youngster.

It was Chong Wei’s ninth win against Zhengming but probably the most convincing one.Lee Chong Wei beat Wang Zhengming in 37 minutes at badminton World Championships

On Fiday, he will take on another Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto, the son of former great Icuk.

A day after struggling to beat Indonesia’s Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka, Chong Wei showed that he was back at his best and naturally, he was pleased as punch over his transformation within a day.

 

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