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Chong Wei nails his sixth Japan Open title

World No 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia fought off a determined challenge from Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen in a 70-minute final to win his sixth Japan Open title at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo on Sunday.

The 21-18, 15-21, 21-16 over Jorgensen win came with a USD22,500 windfall in the USD300,000 Yonex Japan Open – the first Superseries tournament after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last month. The top seeded Chong Wei won his third Olympic silver medal in Rio.
Dubbed the "Superseries King" Chong Wei who turns 34 next month next heads to Seoul for the Korea Open.

It was certainly a tough final for the Malaysian as the third seeded Dane who never gave up but was left frustrated with himself – losing crucial points points in his hastiness to move in for the "kill".

Chong Wei, however, was not rattled by Jorgensen's aggressive approach to the game. The Malaysian, who has three Olympic silver medals and three silvers from the World Championships lived up to his "keep fighting and never give up" motto.
In the rubber set Jorgensen led 6-2 and and 8-5 but Chong Wei was solid and cool in his game to wrap up his record sixth title in style. He was also champion in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

While Chong Wei celebrated his victory it was disappointment for Japan's world No 1 pair and top seeds Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi in the women's doubles final when they lost to Denmark's second seeds Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl,

The Olympic champions were not able to repeat their Rio performance as the Danish pair exacted sweet revenge with a come-from-behind 19-21, 21-18, 21-12 win in a 75-minute final.
The women's final which was an all-China affair saw eighth seed He Binagjiao nail her first Superseries title with a strong performance for a 21-14, 7-21, 21-18 win in 60 minutes over seventh seeded Sun Yu.

It was also a Superseries first for China's young Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen in the mixed doubles when they beat the highly favoured and top seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Kim Ha-na of Korea 21-10, 21-15in 31 minutes.

China also ruled in the men's doubles final with Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen registering a 21-12, 21-12 win over Korea's Kim Gi-jung-Ko Sung hyun. The champions had knocked out seconds Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia in the semi-finals.
The Japan Open is their first Superseries title.

RESULTS (All-Finals)

Men's singles
Lee Chong Wei (Mas) beat Jan O Jorgensen (Den) 21-18, 15-21, 21-16

Men's doubles
Li Junhui-Liu Yucehn (Chn) beat Kim Gi-jung-Ko Sung-hyun (Kor) 21-12, 21-12

Women's singles
He Bingjiao (Chn) beat Sun Yu (Chn) 21-14, 7-21, 21-18

Women's doubles 
Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) beat Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 19-21, 21-18, 21-12

Mixed doubles
Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) beat Ko Sung-hyun-Kim Ha-na (Kor) 21-10, 21-15


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