While more than half of the players in the finals were from China, it was Korea’s Lee Yong Dae who took top honours for the day when he won both the men’s doubles and mixed doubles events. Not only did Lee win today, but the matches he played were both an hour and sixteen minutes long, the longest matches of the day. Lee’s long day started in the mixed doubles when Lee Hyo Jung and himself defeated China’s Zheng Bo and Ma Jin in three games 21-18, 15-21, 21-15. Lee’s next match, the men’s doubles was the last match of the day, where he partnered with Jung Jae Sung to defeat the top seeded pairing of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong in another close three games 21-13, 19-21, 21-18.
The rest of the day belonged to China. Denmark’s sole representative on finals day was the youngster Jan O Jorgensen who’s string of upsets would continue no more. He played well this tournament, but as he mentioned yesterday he was up against the best of all time and he is not there yet. Lin Dan proved that he is above the rest this tournament, refusing to give up a single game. The final went to Lin Dan 21-12, 21-12 in thirty seven minutes.
The women’s doubles was won by Tian and Zhang as they defeated their teammates Du and Yu 21-14, 21-14. While the scores might not represent the quality of the match, the time should at fifty three minutes. Finally the women’s singles title went to Jiang Yanjiao who outclassed her teammate Wang Xin 21-19, 22-20.