Lee Chong Wei claimed his 8th Malaysian Open in a demonstration of his ability against Kenichi Tago in the one of the most one-sided of their 11 meetings to date.

Lee Chong Wei Too Good

The highly anticipated final between Tago and Lee Chong Wei never materialized as a true contest, with too many errors from the Japanese player in the opening game. The first match was done in just 13 minutes, with the world number 1 taking the opening game 21-6. After a small delay in the second game, the Malaysian continued his masterclass and eventually took the second game 21-13h to clinch his second Super Series title of 2012 and his 25th of his career.

Top Chinese Seeds Win

It was the first against the second seeds in the all-Chinese finals, with a gulf in class clearly evident in the mixed doubles final as Zhang and Zhao got back to winning ways against their team mates Xu and Ma in a one-sided final, winning 21-12, 21-9 in just 27 minutes. Wang Yihan defeated Wang Xin in the women’s singles final, after a tight opening game the world number 1 was much more comfortable in the second game. Her 21-19, 21-11 victory is a clear sign that she is the top player in the world, not just in China.

Danish Delight In Doubles

Fang and Lee claiming the men’s doubles title against Cho and Shin, with the world number 13′s claiming their first Super Series title after dropping the opening game only to bounce back and claim the next two games. Rytter Juhl and Pedersen claimed Europe’s only title in the women’s doubles final after defeating the Korean pair of Ha and Kim in two games as the 2nd seed lost in the final of this event for the second week running.

Finals Results

Korea had the chance of three titles thanks to Lee Yong Dae and Ha Jung Eun, the two players promptly won all three finals that either one or both of them contested.

Sasaki Claims Only Japanese Title

There was a massive Japanese entry this week and a considerable attendance in the later stages, but Sho Sasaki’s two game victory over Tien Minh Nguyen would be Japan’s only title this week. Sayaka Sato’s chance of winning the women’s singles took her all the way to the final, only to be defeated in three games by the unseeded Chinese Taipei player, Tai Tzu Ying in three games in an impressive week for the world number 24.

Korea Claim All Three Doubles Titles

Lee Yong Dae’s surprise break from partner Jung Jae Sung resulted in a new partnership with Ko Sung Hyun, with immediate success as the pair defeated the US pairing of Bach and Gunawan to take the men’s doubles title in two games. Ha Jung Eun took the women’s doubles with partner Kim Min Jung, defeated another Korean pair in Jung and Kim in three games to claim Korea’s second title of the week. Ha and Lee teamed up in the mixed doubles final, where they took on Chen and Cheng of Chinese Taipei. Just like Lee Yong Dae’s men’s doubles final, the match was won in just two games, with the Korean pair winning 21-19, 21-13 in 43 minutes to claim Korea’s third title as well as Lee and Ha’s second title this week.

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