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Easy win for Chong Wei, clinches fifth title

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Category: Badminton News Published: 11 January 2009
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World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei successfully defended his men’s singles title at the Malaysian Open Super Series after defeating South Korea’s Park Sung Hwan in straight sets at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.

Chong Wei, the first seed, only needed 39 minutes to win 21-14, 21-13, thus clinching his fifth title after winning them in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008. “I never expected an easy win against Park Sung Hwan in this final as my previous matches were decided in rubber sets by my opponents,” he said.

In the quarter-final and semi-final matches, Chong Wei had to endure three-set matches before winning against Simon Santoso of Indonesia, and 2007 champion Danish Peter Gade Christensen, respectively.

On his different style of celebrating his win by kissing the floor, Chong Wei said there was a belief among players that lady luck would not shine on any Malaysian shuttler competing at Putra Stadium.

“But today, I do not believe in that anymore. I have proved that I can win a title here,” said the 25-year-old Penangite, adding that his main target now was to win the All-England and World Championship titles this year.
Chong Wei will compete and defend his Korea Super Series title which kicks off this Tuesday until Jan 18, in Seoul.

Meanwhile, Park said he was under pressure in the first and second sets, and this had affected his play.

“There was no doubt the home crowd was rallying behind Chong Wei. But, I will take on Chong Wei again in next week’s Korea Open Super Series. I might meet him in the quarter-final there,” said the world No: 10 player.

Meanwhile, in the women’s singles, defending champion Tine Rasmussen of Denmark also successfully defended her title for the second straight time after the World No: 2 player outplayed first-seeded Zhou Mi of Hong Kong 21-17, 15-21, 21-16 in 56 minutes.
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