Lee Chong Wei, who beat Chen Long of China in straight sets to win the Indian Open title on Sunday, holds aloft the winner’s trophy. - AFP
NEW DELHI, INDIA : World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei further cemented his status as the king of the Superseries when he nailed his third Indian Open men’s singles title in style.
Yesterday, the 31-year-old Chong Wei showed impressive resilience to beat Chen Long of China 21-13, 21-17 in a 55-minute final that depicted top class badminton from both players.
The New Delhi win put Chong Wei’s record one up on Chen Long, having beaten the latter nine times in their 17 big clashes.
It was also the Malaysian’s third Superseries title this year after pocketing the Malaysian Open (January) and All-England (March). He only missed one after losing to Chen Long in the final of the Korean Open in January.