Lee Chong Wei Won, Lin Dan Lost – Swiss Open 2009
Wow… Datuk Lee Chong Wei boleh! Last week Lee Chong Wei just lost to Lin Dan in All England 2009 but today he gave a good fighting spirit and he really show that he’s world number 1! Great job Lee Chong Wei. His form of playing is far better than Lin Dan. He able to run and cover most of the shot placed by Lin Dan. Lee Chong Wei manage to take the 1st game against Lin Dan and control of the game and the mind of Lin Dan quite well. Good Job!
In the game Lin Dan was a bit frustrated over some line judgment and the net call by the line judge and the umpire, it’s shown on screen that he actually threw his racquet! That’s was bad and no sportsmanship perhaps? This time round, Lee Chong Wei show patient and he slowly force Lin Dan to make uncountable mistakes and Chong Wei able to recover most of Lin Dan smashes as well. I think Lee Chong Wei get hold of how Lin Dan’s tactic and style and able to force Lin Dan to make more mistakes.
Chong Wei turns tables on Lin Dan to regain Swiss Open title
PETALING JAYA: World No. 1 Chong Wei turned the tables on his bitter rival Lin Dan to regain the Swiss Open men’s singles title in Basel yesterday.
After losing to the Chinese superstar in the final of the preceding All-England in Birmingham last week, Chong Wei, who won the Swiss Open title in 2006 and was the runner-up to Lin Dan last year, gave a much better performance to beat the Olympic champion 21-16, 21-16 in 52 minutes.
Sweet victory: Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei (right) posing with Lin Dan of China after their Swiss Open men’s singles final in Basel yesterday. Chong Wei won 21-16, 21-16. — MARKO KUNZ
It was the sixth time in 18 meetings that Chong Wei managed to beat Lin Dan.
His previous win over the Chinese was in the Thomas Cup (world men’s team championship) semi-final tie in Jakarta last May before crashing to tame defeats in the final of the Beijing Olympics, China Open and the All-England.
But yesterday, it was the 27-year-old Chong Wei’s turn to take glory in his fourth consecutive Super Series final appearance this year. He was the champion in the season-opening Malaysian Open and was the runner-up in the Korean Open.
Chong Wei and Lin Dan qualified for the final in contrasting fashions on Saturday.
The Malaysian dropped a game against unheralded Dane Jan O Jorgensen before securing a 21-12, 20-22, 21-9 win in 51 minutes while Lin Dan cruised to a 21-13, 21-14 win over compatriot Chen Jin.
Chong Wei was delighted to get the better of Lin Dan.
“This is also the first title I won outside Malaysia since I became the world No. 1 after the Olympics last August.
“I just told myself I had nothing to lose but to give my best,” he said in a telephone interview. Singles chief coach Rashid Sidek also felt that Chong Wei was able to play because he did not put pressure on himself to win the match.
“Lin Dan did not looked that sharp today and most of his shots were off target. But it did not take anything away from Chong Wei as he still played a quality game,” said Rashid.
Source : TheStar
On the other hand, it was a good news to Malaysia too as we won the Men’s Double too. Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong beat Mathias BOE Carsten MOGENSEN in just two straight games too. I think this time, Koo and Tan easily beat the danish pair maybe because of their commitment and well preparation. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong regain this Swiss title two years back.
Koo and Tan back as champions too
PETALING JAYA: It was sweet revenge for Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong when they beat Danes Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen to win the Swiss Open men’s doubles title in Basel yesterday.
The Malaysian second seeds sent Boe-Mogensen packing in 38 minutes, winning the match 21-14, 21-18 to regain the title they won in 2007. It was also their first Super Series title in Europe in almost two years.
Kien Keat-Boon Heong, who won their last Super Series title at the Denmark Open in October 2007, had lost tamely to the current top Danish pair in the quarter-finals of the All-England in Birmingham last week.
The Malaysian duo came into the final with a gallant 23-21, 18-21, 21-14 win over All-England champions Fu Haifeng-Cai Yun of China in the semi-finals on Saturday.
They fought for 56 minutes to earn the title showdown against Boe-Mogensen, who overcame fifth seeds Lee Yong-dae-Shin Baek-choel of South Korea 19-21, 21-19, 21-14.
Winning their first title of the year could see Kien Keat-Boon Heong making their way back among the top four in the world ranking list.
When Kien Keat-Boon Heong last won the Swiss Open title, they were on a hot streak after ending a 25-year men’s doubles title drought for Malaysia at the All-England a week earlier.
Then as a newly-formed pair, they took world badminton by storm and won the gold medal in the Doha Asian Games in December 2006 before claiming the 2007 season-opening Malaysian Open crown as well.
Source : TheStar
Congrats Malaysia and Malaysia Boleh and hope the best performance will continue to show in the future matches and in women too.
Swiss Open 2009 Final Results.
Lee Chong Wei beat Lin Dan
Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong beat Mathias BOE Carsten MOGENSEN