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World No. 1 Lee wins first title after injury break at Hong Kong Badminton Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News Published: 15 November 2009
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HONG KONG, Nov. 15   -- Lee Chong Wei, top-ranked badminton player in the world grabbed the gold medal in his first tournament after a two-month break for injury here on Sunday in the men's single event of Hong Kong Open. Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei(R) and Denmark's Peter Hoeg Gade display their trophies during the awarding ceremony after men's singles final match between them at Hong Kong open super series 2009 in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 15, 2009. Lee won 2-1, and claimed the title of the match.

    "I am very satisfied with the result," said Lee from Malaysia, adding "I just came back from injury, so I am very glad to win."

  Lee came from behind to set up an advantage of 9-4 in the third game and left no chance for Peter Gade to reverse, winning by 21-13,13-21 and 21-16.

    "It's only a few points," said Gade, referring to the beginning of the third game. "I'm leading 3-0 and he's so lucky at the next three points. It's so important that he gets his confidence back."

    "I played well in the second part, but it was too late, too big gap." He added.

    However, the silver medal was already considered as "very important" for the Denish veteran. Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei celebrates the victory during men's singles final match against Denmark's Peter Hoeg Gade at Hong Kong open super series 2009 in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 15, 2009. Lee won 2-1, and claimed the title of the match.

    "I showed that even next month I am 33 years old, I still can fight against these guys," He said, denying that any possibility of a retirement in the near future. "I have to keep on going and improve maybe just a few percent, then I will have chances of winning some of the big ones.

    "When I looked at my game, when I looked into myself mentally, I didn't feel that I am too tired and no more left. I feel that I am still hungry for victories," he said.

In the women's single final, World No. 1 Wang Yihan defeat Jiang Yanjiao with 21-13, 21-15 in an all-China match, grabbing her fifth Super Series title of the season, which equaled the record set by her compatriot Xie Xingfang. China's Wang Yihan(R) and her compatriot Jiang Yanjiao display their trophies during awarding ceremony after their women's singles final match at Hong Kong open super series 2009 in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 15, 2009. Wang Yihan won 2-0, and claimed the title of the event.

    "I just cannot catch up with her on court," said Jiang, adding that the former National Champion . "I had no chance. She was too fast."

    The men's doubles title was taken by Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae from South Korea. The third-seeded pair lost the first game and trailed behind the opponents by five points in the second game before they burst out to win by 13-21, 21-15, 21-8.

    China's Olympic Champion Du Jing/Yu Yang were upset by compatriots Ma Jin/Wang Xiaoli in the women's double final with 16-21, 21-19, 21-12 while Indonesia's Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir, the Olympic Poland's Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Kostiuczyk(R) display their winner trophies during the awarding ceremony after mixed doubles final match against Indonisia's Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir at Hong Kong open super series 2009 in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 15, 2009. Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Kostiuczyk won 2-0, and claimed the title of the event.runners-up of the mixed-doubles, were toppled by Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Kostiuczyk from Poland with 22-20, 21-16.

 

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