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Despite being 31 years old, Malaysia’s golden boy and world number 1 Lee Chong Wei managed to pull through the tough battles at the Yonex All England Champpiobship 2014, winning the title for the third time yesterday.
Lee Chong Wei’s tough battles begun during his semi-finals match up against young Korean’s next top men’s singles prospect Son Wan Ho.
The world number 11 Son Wan Ho has been slaying giants from the first round, choking up wins against much reputable players like Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark, Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia, Kenichi Tago of Japan.
Throughout the tournament Son Wan Ho, played tremendously well with great retrieval abilities and fast pace and swift of wrist like smashes.
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The 25 years old Korean lad, has been over shadowed by Korean top players like Park Sung Wan and the legendary Lee Hyun Il. Son Wan Ho managed to push Lee Chong Wei all six corners of the court, which leaves Chong Wei breathless at some points of the match.
Son Wan Ho was overpowered by the experience Lee Chong Wei towards the end of long tough battle, Lee Chong Wei won 14-21 21-19 21-15 in 1 hours and 11 minutes.
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However in the finals Lee Chong Wei meets defending champion Chen Long. Chong Wei has been loosing to China’s replacement of Lin Dan, Chen Long numerous times consecutively.
The 2nd seeded Chen Long, who has been struggling his form from the first round of the tournament and has been playing long tough match throughout the tournament did not show any sign of fatigue during his match up in the finals.
Chong Wei put up a solid performance and lighting fast pace acceleration, to leave Chen Long wrong footed at some points of the match. Chen Long did not put down his guard even though he was trailing 5 to 6 points at the early stages of the match but managed to close it up neck to neck with Chong Wei.
Lee Chong Wei was leading 18- 13 in the second set but did not loose focus as he was gasping for air during intervals. At 20-18 Lee Chong Wei played extremely patient and increased his pace towards the front court when opportunity arises.
When the point reached 21 in the second game Lee Chong Wei screamed in delight winning the match 21-13 and 21-19 in 59 minutes.