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Exclusive coverage from BadmintonPlanet.com: Oh baby, Lin Dan does it again!

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Category: Badminton News Published: 20 April 2014
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Changzhou: Came off of a 8 months long "vacation", Lin Dan still showed good footwork, displayed poise in his drop shots and smashes, and kept his composure well.

Lin Dan happily posed for pictures with Tian Houwei after the match
Lin Dan happily posed for pictures with Tian Houwei after the match

Lin Dan happily posed for pictures with Tian Houwei after the match
Lin Dan defeated Tian Houwei from China to lift the men's singles title in the China Masters GP Gold.

The audience was expecting a tough game for Lin Dan, because it was Lin Dan’s first appearance in an international tournament since beating world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in the final of last year’s World Championships in Guangzhou. On the other hand, Tian is the best players among the younger generation of Chinese shuttlers, he was victorious – in straight games – over all his opponents to reach the final. Furthermore, he was also the 2009 world junior champion.

Lin Dan kisses his fifth China Masters badminton trophy
Lin Dan kisses his fifth China Masters badminton trophy

Lin Dan kisses his fifth China Masters badminton trophy

Lin Dan had a good start in the first set, Tian fought back brilliantly to level the score at 7-7. Lin Dan then wasted no time to show his dominance by scoring the next 8 consecutive points, and took the first game 21-14 with ease.

Tian Houwei was really impatient in second set, Lin Dan took advantage of a lot low level mistakes made by Tian, and wrapped the game up 21-9 in style.

Here is the complete result for the China Masters GP Gold:

Order of play of Sunday, April 20, 2014
TimeDrawPlayersScoreDuration
Main Location - 1
  1.Starting at 1:00 PMWD
Ying Luo [1]China[CHN]
Yu LuoChina[CHN]
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China[CHN] Yaqiong Huang
China[CHN] Xiaohan Yu
21-17 21-191:04
  2.Followed byMD
Jun Kang [1]China[CHN]
Cheng LiuChina[CHN]
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China[CHN] Yilv Wang
China[CHN] Wen Zhang
21-13 21-160:29
  3.Followed byWS
Xin (F) LiuChina[CHN]
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China[CHN] Yaying Shen
21-12 21-180:39
  4.Followed byMS
Dan LinChina[CHN]
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China[CHN] Houwei Tian [2]
21-14 21-90:49
  5.Followed byXD
Kai Lu [3]China[CHN]
Yaqiong HuangChina[CHN]
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China[CHN] Yilv Wang
China[CHN] Huan Xia
21-12 21-140:41
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