Chen Long (L) from China poses with the trophy after winning against Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia in the final man single's match of the Danish open Badminten in Odense, Denmark, on October 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO /Scanpix Denmark/ CLAUS FISKER DENMARK
CHINA’S Chen Long denied Lee Chong Wei a perfect birthday gift by winning the men’s singles title at the Denmark Open in Odense Sunday (20th October 2013).
Chen Long, the All England champion, recorded his second successive win over the World No 1 Malaysian in a tense 24-22, 21-19 victory in 72 minutes. It was Chong Wei’s seventh career defeat to his opponent.
Chong Wei, who turns 31 today, was hoping to clinch his sixth title of the season following wins in Malaysia, South Korea, India, Indonesia and Japan but found the World No 2 too hot to handle in the final.