Chen Long of China kisses the medal after winning the Denmark Open on Sunday, October 23, 2011.
The revenge that Lee Chong Wei was hoping for didn't materialise as Chen Long of China defeated the World No 1 again to clinch the Denmark Open in Odense yesterday.
Chen Long defeated Chong Wei 21-15, 21-18 in 45 minutes to complete a hat-trick of Super Series titles and also repeat his Japan Open victory over the Malaysian.
The two players were even at the beginning of the match, with Chen Long having the lead 11-9 at the break. The Chineese had good luck with his counter strokes that seemed to surpirse Lee Chong Wei, and Chen Long extended his lead to 17-12 before he took the set 21-15.
Lee Chong Wei got off to a better start in the second set, but Chen Long was in his heels all the time, and got the lead back at the break. The two players continued to fight for every single point, but it was Chen Long who was one step ahead of his opponent, and he took the victory 21-18.
"This is just a normal tournament for me. I do my best in each single match," said Chen Long, who was glad to play in Denmark
In the semi-final, Lee played wonderful badminton and won the battle in straight sets after a mouth-watering fight against the all time best shuttler Peter Gade.
China's Chen Long registered an easy win over Japan’s Sho Sasaki in the other semi-final of the event.
Lee Chong Wei, who has recently suffered defeat from Long in the final of the Japan Open Super Series, had been determined to take revenge this time.