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Axelsen beats Chen to meet Lin Dan in final
    2017-August-28  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

CHEN LONG’S hold on badminton’s biggest titles was loosened by Viktor Axelsen at the world championships Saturday.

Chen won the worlds in 2014 and 2015 and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the Chinese star was looking good last week, having not dropped a game in reaching the semifinals.

But he was blown away by Axelsen 21-9, 21-10. The Dane jumped ahead 13-2 in the first game and won 11 straight points in the second to lead 15-6. It was all over in 39 minutes.

“He played the perfect game,” Chen said.

To become the first Danish or European male to win the world title in 20 years, Axelsen will have to go through badminton’s greatest player, five-time champion Lin Dan.

“Denmark is a small country but I am very proud we can compete with the bigger countries,” Axelsen said.

Lin has reached the final for the first time since his last world title in 2013 by taking out No. 1-ranked Son Wan-ho of South Korea 21-17, 21-14 in an hour. The first game was tight until it was 16-16, and the second was not a contest from 10-9 up, as Lin powered away.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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