I was fairly confident yesterday that Taufik was going to take this tournament, well that isn’t going to happen anymore. Lee Chong Wei crushed Taufik today 21-8, 21-13. I’m curious to know if this was just Taufik being tired, or if there was more to this loss. Regardless it is an impressive performance on the part of Lee.
Lin Dan won his match after Chen Jin retired in the second game. So we now have a very exciting final to look forward to tomorrow. Lee Chong Wei the world number one, against Lin Dan the world number two. Lin Dan has already won a number of titles here, while this is Lee’s first ever final in Birmingham. I really can’t offer any reasonable prediction here, certainly Lee will be a little more hungry for this title, but he has been known to succumb to nerves against Lin Dan before.