Chen Jin Set For Final Against Lin Dan

Lin Dan has been in ominous form this week in preparation for the All England Championships and has reached his second final of the year, where he will take on the 2nd seed and current world champion Chen Jin.

Lin Dan had little problem defeating the 3rd seeded Boonsak Ponsana in a 21-11, 21-11 match to book his place in the final. Chen Jin was in excellent form also in his victory over Park Sung Hwan in a one sided 21-14, 21-7 match. The women’s singles final has also got Chinese interest in the 5th seeded Liu Xin who takes on Japan’s Ayane Kurihana, who defeated Malaysia’s Mew Choo Wong in a two game matchup.

Lee and Jung progressed safely into the final of the men’s doubles with a superb 21-11, 21-9 victory over the 3rd seeded Koo and Tan in just 27 minutes. They will have Korean opponents in the final but not the likely finalists after Ko and Yoo’s defeat to the unseeded Kim and Kim in a three game match to set up the all-Korean final. Korea also has interest in the women’s doubles final, with Ha and Kim defeating the 7th seeded Matsuo and Naito in a tight two game victory and set up a final against the 5th seeded Fujii and Kakiiwa who defeated Kim and Kim of Korea in a 21-14, 21-13 victory.

The all-British semi final in the mixed doubles went the way of the higher seeded Blair and White, who defeated Bankier and Adcock in a 21-17, 21-17 victory to book their place in the final where they will take on the unseeded Japanese pair of Ikeda and Shiota who defeated the 3rd seeded Thai pair of Anugritayawon and Voravichitchaikul in a tight two game match.

Semi-Final Results

One Response to Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold 2011: Lin Dan Into Final

  1. edmund says:

    team China is so deep! No doubt, LD is a level above everyone else. While any given country might have one superstar, LCW for Malaysia, Gade for Danmark, Taufik for Indon, PSH for Korea, and so on, China has a team of top level players all capable of winning titles, CJ, BCL, CL are all scary players. Wang Zhengming and other young players are almost there on that level as well. Team China is too scary! I want to see team China VS. a team comprised of all the stars from the rest of the countries. That would be an interesting match!

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