Badminton/Taiwan Open: Lin Dan exacts sweet revenge 26 Jun 2006 CHINA’S Lin Dan exacted revenge for his defeat in the Malaysia Open when he downed Lee Chong Wei to clinch the Taiwan Open crown yesterday. Lin Dan, the top seed, did not allow a late fight back from second seeded Chong Wei, which cost the former the title in Kuching last Sunday, as he secured a 21-18, 12-21, 21-11 win in the final. It was Lin Dan’s second title of the year after winning the All-England in January and for Chong Wei, his first defeat in four finals this year. It was a close battle in the first game until 17-17 but several unforced errors from Chong Wei at that stage saw Lin Dan securing the first game. Chong Wei came back strongly to take the second 21-12 but the effort had taken its toll and there was no drama in the third game as Lin Dan secured the win easily at 21-11. It was a totally different story from Kuching where Chong Wei staged one of most memorable fightbacks as he battled from 13-20 in the third game to clinch the final 21-18, 18-21, 23-21 in 70 minutes. Chong Wei had to save eight match points in the third game to secure a hat-trick of Malaysia Open titles while a bitter and frustrated Lin Dan refused to wear a ceremonial warrior head gear presented by the organisers and also threw the mock cheque away during the prize presentation ceremony. National assistant singles coach Wong Tat Meng said in an interview from Taiwan that the match was almost similar to the Malaysia Open final but Lin Dan made fewer errors. "It was neck and neck in the first game and Lin Dan only pulled away after Chong Wei made a few mistakes towards the end of the first game," said Tat Meng. "Chong Wei was exhausted in the third game while Lin Dan was determined to not let the match slip away again. He was very steady in the third game and gave Chong Wei no chance for a comeback." There are four more tournaments — Macau and Thailand Opens next month and the Korea and Hong Kong Opens in August - before the attention shifts to the World Championships in Madrid on Sept 18-24. Chong Wei is likely to play in at least another grand prix tournament before the world championships where he is aiming for the title.