Lin Dan Scores Final Clash with Lee Chong Wei

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  1. yannie

    yannie Regular Member

    May 13, 2005
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    2006-06-18 09:43:03

    World top men's singles shuttler Lin Dan has eliminated fellow Chinese Chen Jin to set up a repeat final against Lee Chong Wei in the Malaysian Open badminton championships.

    Top seed Lin Dan, playing his first international tournament since the Thomas Cup victory over Denmark in May, showed he was in fiery form as he tore apart senior teammate Chen Jin 21-15, 21-11 in the semis.

    Home favorite Lee Chong Wei came back from being down in the first game to knock out South Korean Lee Hyun-il 15-21, 21-12, 21-6 in the other match-up.

    Both Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei had met at last year's Malaysian Open, with Lee coming out victorious.

    In the women's singles semifinals, top seed Zhang Ning of China smashed Wang Chen 21-16, 21-11 to set up a final clash with England's Tracey Hallam, who beat China's Xie Xingfang 6-21, 24-22 and 21-18 in the semis.

    China has booked the women's doubles title as Gao Ling/Huang Sui and Du Jing/Yu Yang each defeated their rivals to enter an all-Chinese final.

    Meanwhile, China's Olympic champion Zhang Jun/Gao Ling advanced into the mixed doubles final with a 2-1 victory, while the men's double's players, Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun, were stopped at the semifinals after losing to their Malaysian opponents 21-17, 23-21.

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