Malaysian veteran Lee Chong Wei beat younger Japanese shuttler Kento Momota 21-17, 23-21 on Sunday to seize the Malaysia Open title for a historic twelfth time.
The house favorite Lee executed a sensational assault technique that left the rising star Momota confused and flat footed.
Within the girls’s singles closing, prime seed Tai Tzu Ying from Taiwan noticed off China’s He Bingjiao 22-20, 21-11.
Lee, 35, triumphed in 71-minutes to avenge his defeat to Momota, 23, in the semi-finals of the Asian Championships in April.
The defeat introduced an abrupt finish to Momota’s 21-match profitable streak.
“There was some pressure for me to win this tournament,” Lee advised reporters.
“Now I have won the Malaysia Open for the 12th time. I hope this will encourage me to do well at the world championships and Asian Games.”
The world quantity six Lee left Momota hapless together with his sharp overhead drives to take the opening sport 21-17 in 30 minutes backed by a raucous residence crowd.
At instances through the sport Momota was left bewildered.
However in the second sport, Momota recovered admirably with comparable highly effective overhead smashes and a few sensible defence work.
Momota was filled with reward for Lee.
“Even though he is 12 to 13-years older, he is a strong player and still dominates men’s badminton.”
Lee Chong Wei (MASx7) bt Kento Momota (JPN) 21-17, 23-21
Tai Tzu Ying (TPEx1) bt He Bingjiao (CHNx8) 22-20, 21-11
Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong (CHNx4) bt Wang Yilyu-Huang Dongping (CHNx2) 21-19, 21-18
Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (JPNx5) bt Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (CHNx1) 21-12, 21-12
Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (JPNx6) bt Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe (JPN) 21-Eight, 21-10