Thailand's Danai Udomchoke upset top favorite Lee Hyung Taik
from South Korea in the men's singles final at the Asiad on
Top seeded Lee, who won a gold medal on December 8 with South
Korea in the men's team event, entered the final as the clear
favorite through his world ranking of 49.
With the defending champion Paradorn Srichaphan from Thailand
out of the tournament due to a wrist injury, Lee looked on course
to pick up the gold. But another Thai, Danai Udomchoke, rose to the
Lee, who suffered a bad fever on Tuesday, did not have the
stamina to match 104th-ranked Udomchoke before losing at 7-5,
"The fever came after my match against Mamiit (in the semifinal
on Tuesday). I even thought I might not be able to play today. I
lost in the end, but I did my best," Lee said.
(Xinhua News Agency December 15, 2006)