Lee Chong Wei Defeats Lin Dan

Lee Chong Wei proved his credentials as the world number 1 with a three-game victory over his archrival Lin Dan. The 80-minute match was the longest match of the day by some distance, with Lee Chong Wei taking the match 22-20, 16-21, 21-17 to put him in excellent form ahead of next months Commonwealth Games, where he is likely to be the undoubted favourite.

The women’s singles also sprung a surprise as unseeded Jiang Yanjiao defeated the new world number 1 Wang Xin in two tight games, winning 23-21, 21-18. News also emerged that new world Champion Wang Lin will be sidelined after knee surgery in Germany this week, which could propel Jiang Yanjiao higher up in the rankings over the coming weeks.

Cai and Fu repeated their World Championship success over Koo and Tan, again in three games with an 18-21, 21-14, 21-12 win in 46 minutes. The lower seeded Chinese pair have won their last three tournaments together, as well as defeating Koo and Tan for the fifth consecutive time, dating back to the 2009 Sudirman Cup.

The new partnership of Wang and Yu has been a successful one for the Chinese pair, winning last week China and again this week in Japan. They defeated another Chinese pair, Cheng and Zhao in very impressive fashion in just 31 minutes, winning 21-17, 21-6 to take their second title in as many weeks.

Zhao however did win one title on the day, taking the mixed doubles title with partner Zhang Nan in another all-Chinese final. They defeated the 8th seeded Tian and Tao in two tight games, winning 21-19, 22-20 in 49 minutes. It was the unseeded pairs second Super Series title of 2010, winning the All England Championships earlier in the year.

Day 5 Results

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