Taufik’s magical run this week brought him into the final against top seeded Lee Chong Wei, however the Malaysian was in no mood to let the fairytale have a dream ending. At 12-9 in the opening set, Lee Chong Wei took the next 9 points to win the opening set.
Taufik’s excellent start in the second set took him to a 7-1 led, which the top seed clawed back to make it 7-7. The second set was a much tighter affair, but at 16-14 Lee Chong Wei strung the next five points to take the second game at the title.
Ma Jin and Zheng Bo’s excellent form of the last few weeks continued with a superb win over Olympic Champions Lee and Lee of Korea. The three set encounter took just under the hour mark with the Singapore Super Series winners securing their second title in two weeks.
India’s Saina Nehwal outstanding run to the final gave her a chance at her first Super Series title with only 3rd seeded Wang Lin standing in her way. The signs looked didn’t look good for the 6th seed after Wang Lin won the first game 21-12. The 6th seed responded by winning the next game by 21 points to 18.
The Indian was not to be denied and was in devastating form from 7-7 in the third game, Nehwal took 14 of the next 16 points to take her first Super Series title.
Lee Chong Wei bt. Taufik Hidayat
Saina Nehwal bt. Wang Lin
12-21, 21-18, 21-9
Jung/Lee bt. Cai/Fu
Chin/Wong bt. Cheng/Shao
Bo/Jin bt. Lee/Lee
21-17, 8-21, 21-16