PETALING JAYA: The main talking point of the recently-concluded Super Series Finals was as much about world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei winning a record fourth title as it was about the instant review system.
Chong Wei may be 31 years old but he continued to astound everyone with his latest win, adding to the three straight Finals victories he achieved from 2008.
This was also his seventh Super Series title – the first time he has won that many in a single calendar year.
The 3,500 fans who packed the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras for the final also deserved praise for making the tournament a memorable one for the players with their lively cheering ... except for the unpleasant “abuse” towards the shuttlers from China.
Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying and Denmark’s Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen clearly benefited from the strong support in their respective finals – women’s singles and mixed doubles. And they showed their appreciation with some superb displays on court.
For all the action on the court, it was the instant review system that stood out.