China’s in-form shuttler, Chen Long, had to play to his full potential to beat Japan’s Kenichi Tago in the Men’s Singles Group B match in the 2011 BWF Super Series Finals, on Thursday, December 15, at Liuzhou, China.
The right-handed Long, who has been placed at number three in the Men’s Singles world rankings, has to work extra hard to beat a spirited Tago in a thrilling fight that took 72 minutes of fabulous performance from both sides. The Chinese played well in the final set and won the match in three games.
It was a surprising performance for the local crowd as Tago thrashed Long with a huge margin in the opening game. However, the Chinese played to his maximum speed in the second game and levelled the match by winning it with a close difference. He continued his killing play in the final set and finished it up with a superb score.