Malaysia Open: Lin Dan wins men’s singles title

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Kuala Lumpur, April 7 (IANS) Veteran Lin Dan won the all-Chinese final to take the men’s singles title at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament, here on Sunday.

Lin, two-time Olympic champion, rallied from one set down to beat compatriot Chen Long 9-21, 21-17 and 21-11 in the 78-minute final, reports Xinhua news agency.

In the mixed doubles final, top seed Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong beat second seed Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping 21-17, 21-13 in 38 minutes, while Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan defeated Du Yue and Li Yunhui 21-14, 21-15 in 37 minutes in the women’s doubles final.

In the men’s doubles, world champions Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen of China defeated defending champions Takeshi Kamura and Kiego Sonoda of Japan 21-12, 21-17 in 42 minutes, awarding China its fourth crown in the Malaysia Open.

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The women’s singles was the only title that slipped out of their hands, which was won by Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan who beat Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-16, 21-19.

–IANS

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