KUALA LUMPUR — China’s top male badminton player Lin Dan lost to Park Sung Hwan of South Korea in the men’s singles second round of the Malaysia Open on Thursday.
Park overcame Lin in their first set 21-14 and led in the second set until 10-5. Lin, the world’s top seeding shuttler, once tried to bridge the gap by launching fierce counterattacks and managed to tie with Park 12-all.
|Tricky: Lin Dan in action during a practice session at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium yesterday. Lin Dan has hit out at the BWF for changing their rules.|
However, Park strove to resist Lin’s attacks, widen the gap to 19-15 and then finished his battle 21-17.
Lin won Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat here at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium on Wednesday in the first round 21-19 and 23-21.
(source: China Daily)