Sunday, March 15, 2009

Second Final in Only Two Weeks!

After being absent in the first tournaments of the year, Lin Dan reaches his second final in only two weeks. He overthrew third-seeded compatriot Chen Jin with an easy 21-13, 21-14 win in 44 minutes.

Defending champion Lin Dan created 12 smash winners to Chen Jin's only 5 smash winners. The former world number one also created 7 net winners and won 42 rallies compared to the 2008 All England champion Chen's 4 net winners and 27 won rallies.

After left 3-4 in the first game, Lin Dan could not be eclipsed and continued to lead in the points. Chen Jin managed to equalize the score 8-8 and 9-9 but failed to grab more than 13 points. Lin Dan closed the first game 21-13.

Lin Dan was even more dominant in the second game. He quickly led 8-3 and could not be chased by Chen Jin. Lin destroyed Chen 21-14.

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