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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei regains All-England Open Crown (pic)

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Published: 08 March 2014
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Despite an ankle problem, Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to regain the All-England Open title by beating Chen Long from China in an impressively emphatic straight games win in Birmingham on Sunday.

The world number one from Malaysia beat the titleholder from China 21-13, 21-18 - revenge for his loss to Chen in the final last year.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses with his trophy after beating Chen Long of China in their All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles final match in Birmingham, central England. (AFP/CARL COURT)

The variety of the 31-year-old's game was often mesmerising, and his focus was steely enough to resist determined second-game fight-backs by Chen from 4-10 to 9-10 and from 13-18 to 17-18 and to within the width of the net tape of getting to 18-all.

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All-England Badminton Championship Final Results: Live

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Published: 08 March 2014
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Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

 


 

 

1. Starting at 12:00 PM WD
Xiaoli Wang [1] (China)
Yang (F) Yu (China)
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(China) Jin Ma
(China) Yuanting Tang
21-17 18-21 23-21     1:21
   2. Followed by MD
Mohammad Ahsan [1] (Indonesia)
Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
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(Japan) Hiroyuki Endo [2]
(Japan) Kenichi Hayakawa
21-19 21-19     0:45
   3. Followed by WS
Shixian Wang [4] (China)
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(China) Xuerui Li [1]
21-19 21-18     0:50
   4. Followed by MS
Chong Wei Lee [1] (Malaysia)
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(China) Long Chen [2]
21-13 21-18     0:59
   5. Followed by XD
Tontowi Ahmad [2] (Indonesia)
Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
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(China) Nan Zhang [1]
(China) Yunlei Zhao
21-13 21-17     0:42

 

 

Lee Chong Wei has Chen Long revenge in his sights (pic)

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Published: 07 March 2014
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World number one Lee Chong Wei earned himself a revenge attempt with All-England champion Chen Long after escaping from close defeat to achieve a breathtaking victory.

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom: World number one Lee Chong Wei earned himself a revenge attempt with All-England champion Chen Long after escaping from close defeat to achieve a breathtaking victory.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia prepares to return against Son Wan Ho of South Korea during their All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles semi-final match in Birmingham, central England.

The Malaysian did that with a 14-21, 21-19, 21-15 win over Son Wan Ho, the in-form world number 11 from Korea, after being close to the exit at a game down and 15-17 and 17-18 down in the second.

In those difficult moments, Lee played his most controlled badminton, either deep to the back-line or tight to the net, and picked his moments perceptively to apply the sudden moments of pressure which took him to his sixth successive All-England Open final.

Son, by contrast, tended to over-press in the crises after playing a superb match in which he took advantage of Lee's error-tinged first game and also pushed on to an early four-point lead in the final game.

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Another shot at glory for Hiroyuki-Kenichi (pic)

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Published: 07 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: After falling short in the final last year, Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa made sure they gave themselves another shot at winning the prestigious All-England badminton championships.

Last year, Endo-Hayakawa made a superb run to the final only to lose to China’s Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan.Last year's losing All-England finalists Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa will try to go one better when they take on Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in the men's doubles final on Sunday.

On Saturday, world No.2 Endo-Hayakawa nearly missed the ticket to the final as they fell behind against a fiery onslaught by South Korea’s Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol.

The second seeds however regained their composure to pummel the Koreans for a 16-21, 21-17, 21-13 win.

It was just rewards for the ever-consistent Endo-Hayakawa who have been ranked in the top four for the past two years.

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Chinese rule the roost at All-England event

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Published: 07 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - China maintained their dominance of the All-England Badminton Championships on Saturday although Lee Chong Wei stole most of the attention at the National Indoor Arena.

The Malaysian raced into a 5-0 lead in the first game of his men's singles semi-final before Korean Son Wan Ho rallied to take it 21-14.

Olympic silver medallist Wei then hit back to claim the next two games 21-19 21-15 to secure his place in the final.

He next faces title holder Chen Long in a repeat of last year's final after he disposed of fellow Chinese Wang Zhengmong 21-17 21-14.

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