- Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung Are Too Good
Korean best men’s doubles pair, Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung won Hong Kong Open title with a 13-21, 21-15, and 21-8 triumph over 2003 world champions, Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen, in 50 minutes. 21-year-old Yong-dae and Jae-sung (27) were too powerful for the veterans.
In the third set, Yong-dae and Jae-sung successfully made big gap in their points as they left the Danishes 17-3 and they ultimately ovecame Paaske/Rasmussen 21-8. This is Yong-dae's fourth men's doubles title of this year after Indonesia Open, German Open, and Malaysia Open.
- Surprising Winners
Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk of
surprised former world number one pair, Nova Widhianto and Lilyana Natsir, by upsetting in straight sets. 2007 world champions suffered 20-22 and 16-21 loss in 32 minutes. It was the shortest match of the day. Poland
- So-so Matches
Lee Chong Wei (27) exceeded another Danish finalist, Peter Gade, 21-13, 13-21, and 21-16. Chong Wei needed to rise and fall to finish the third seed. However, his win is not surprising because he played better than Gade and his rank is higher than Gade.
China's Wang Yihan subdued teammate Jiang Yanjiao 21-13 and 21-15. Wang Xiaoli/Ma Jin claimed women’s doubles title as they beat 2008 Olympic gold medalists, Yu Yang and Du Jing, in 58 marathon, 16-21, 21-19, and 21-12.
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