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Lin Dan scalps Park, Wang Lin crashes out

http://www.sports.cn/ 2010-09-16 13:47:00

September 15, 2010 - Lin Dan got his revenge while world champion Chen Jin headed for a semi-final showdown against compatriot Bao Chunlai in the Li Ning China Masters 2010 in Changzhou.

Korea’s Park Sung Hwan, so devastating at the World Championships in Paris last month, could not reproduce the form that stunned Lin Dan in straight games as the Chinese former World No 1 stamped his superiority to win 21-11, 21-17 in their first round match on Wednesday.

Lin Dan will take on France’s Brice Leverdez who beat Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Yu Hsing 21-14, 21-15 in the second round on Thursday.

However, Lin Dan may have to face the prospect of playing another Korean soon as Lee Hyun Il also progressed to the next round with a clinical 21-15, 21-10 win over Singapore’s Derek Wong.

Although Lee and Lin Dan are slated to meet in the semi-final, the former will have to be at his best to stop Denmark’s Jan Jorgensen in the second round. The Dane beat Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki 21-14, 21-17.

In the top half of the men’s singles draw, Chen Jin, who beat Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat in the final in Paris, had an easy win in the first game but was fully stretched in the second in his 21-11, 25-23 win over Korea’s Hong Ji Hoon.

Chen Jin is expected to meet Bao Chunlai in the semi-final. Bao got his campaign off to winning start with 21-12, 18-21, 21-9 win over another Korean Shon Wan Ho.

In the men’s doubles, it was a day of mixed fortunes for the Malaysian camp with three of the seven pairs crashing out of the tournament.

Mohd Fairuzizuan Tazari-Ong Soon Hock, Chan Chong Ming-Chew Chun Eng and Mak Hee Chun-Tan Wee Kiong, runners-up in July’s Malaysia Open GP Gold, all shown the exit.

Those who progressed were veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah, Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen, Chan Peng Soon-Lim Khim Wah and Goh Wei Shem-Teo Kok Siang.

World champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng also made the second round when they beat Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart 21-16, 21-13.

In the women’s singles, China’s superiority was obvious with half of the last 16 contestants coming from the host country.

Leading the way was World No 1 and 2009 BWF female Player of the Year – Wang Yihan.

Yihan beat Chinese Taipei’s Hsiao Ma Pai 21-15, 21-13 while No 2 seed Wang Xin and No 3 seed Wang Shixian both beat Korean players. Wang Xin beat Kim Moom Hi 21-10, 21-17 while Shixian beat Bae Seung Hee 21-9, 21-10.

The only surprise loss was Wang Lin’s exit from the competition. The world champion retired in the third game of her match against Indonesia’s Maria Febe Kusumastuti 5-21, 21-18, 8-14.

Europe's challenge remained intact when Denmark's Tine Baun (formerly Tine Rasmussen) and France's Pi Hongyan won their respective matches to enter the second round. (Source: BWF)