In the first Men's Singles semifinals the number 1 seed, Lin Dan, CHN was up against Simon Santoso, INA, who came to the Main Draw via the Qualifying event! In the first game they went hand in hand until the score was 12-10 in favour of Lin Dan. Both performed subtle shots but all the time with Lin Dan setting the pace! Simon Santoso were 2 match points down before he himself had unumerous match points giving him the first game 27-25! In the last fases of the first fases Lin Dan sent a lot of shuttles out. At 1-0 in favour of Santoso Lin Dan put his hands to the side of his back, turned to the Umpire and said he was in pain. Referee was called over toether with the Doctor, and after some discussion Lin Dan decided to try and go on. It was very clear he couldn't go up in smashes and after 4 more points Lin Dan went to the net, shook hands with Santoso - and retired 5-0............in second.